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Brooksby Hall, Leicestershire

Brooksby Hall, at Brooksby, Leicestershire.
  

  

Brooksby Hall.
Click to rotate. From Google street view.
Google Maps has a huge number of 360 degree views of Brooksby Hall, including indoor views.
Drag the "street view" man to see them all.


  

Brooksby was seat of Villiers from 13th century.
Seat of Sir John Villiers (succ 1480, died 1507).
Seat of Sir George Villiers (succ 1558, died 1606).
The present building Brooksby Hall dates from late 16th century.
By 1603 the village at Brooksby was depopulated and only Brooksby Hall remained.
Seat of Sir William Villiers, 1st Baronet (succ 1606, died 1629).
West wing is 17th century.

Villiers sells it, 1711:
Brooksby sold out of Villiers family by Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet 1711.

Brooksby Hall was extensively altered in 18th and 19th and 20th centuries.
Now part of Brooksby Melton College.
See street view of entrance.
See entry in listed buildings.
Brooksby church is opposite it.





Brooksby Hall and Brooksby church.
From old map. Surveyed: 1883. Published: 1884.
See modern satellite view.



Brooksby Hall and church.
Plate between p.194 and p.195 in [Nichols, 1800].
Clearly the W side (LHS) of the building is the old part.



Brooksby Hall and church.
Shows new extension on RHS (E side).
Photo 2010. See full size.
From Phil McIver. Creative Commons.
See 2019 photo. And wider shot.



Brooksby Hall, the front.
Photo 2019. See full size.
See 2007 shot. From Geograph.
See 2009 shot. From Geograph.



Brooksby Hall, the front.
Photo 2019. See full size.



Brooksby Hall, the front. View from the church.
This side (the West wing) is 17th century.
Photo 2019. See full size.
See closer shot.



Brooksby Hall. Side (SW) view.
Photo 2019. See full size.



Brooksby Hall, the front.
Photo 2019. See full size.
See closer shot.
See further to RHS.



Brooksby Hall. Side (NE) view.
Photo 2019. See full size.
See closer shot.


  

  

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