Deene Park House
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Mementoes of the Crimean War make up part of the collections on view to visitors. Other items include a large collection of family portraits and other paintings. The house is arranged around a central courtyard, and outside the house is a large park, with formal gardens and a lake as a focal point. The gardens include mixed borders and old-fashioned roses.
Deene was owned by the Abbey of Westminster since at least the 11th century. During the reign of King John, an annual rent of Â£18 was imposed, which continued to be paid until 1970. Sir Robert Brudenell (1461-1531) was a prominent barrister who rose to become Lord Chief Justice in the Court of Common Pleas. He benefitted from an advantageous marriage to a Leicestershire heiress, he purchased Deene in 1514.
Sir Robert's grandson, Edmund, inherited in 1531. He enlarged the great hall and built the imposing fireplace which features the coats of arms of Sir Edmund and his wife Agnes. He added an Italianate porch, and rebuilt the east wing.
Sir Edmund's diary, which is exhibited in the Library, records a visit to Deene Park by Queen Elizabeth I in 1566. It was left to a much later Brudenell, James, 5th Earl of Cardigan, to build the Bow Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, and the White Hall.
About Deene Park House
Address: Deene, Corby, Northamptonshire, England, NN17 3EW
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: 6 miles north east of Corby off the A43.
Website: Deene Park House
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: Richard Humphrey, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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