Stanwick Hall to get a makeover on TV

Stanwick Hall, Northamptonshire (Image: Daily Telegraph)

When the beautiful Grade-II* listed, Queen Anne-era Stanwick Hall came up for sale in 2006, many would have been surprised at the relatively  low asking price of £1.1m.

Though the house came with seven bedroom and 11-acres in the Northamptonshire countryside, it also came with an ‘At Risk’ rating from English Heritage due to the structural problems.

Despite this it did sell and now Endemol have expressed an interest to the architect in charge of the restoration, Anthony Rickett, who has agreed to let them follow the work.  It’s always pleasing to hear of houses being restored and it’s even better when the work is brought to the attention of the wider public so they can also appreciate the hard work that is done to maintain these vital pieces of our heritage.

Full story: ‘Hall’s restoration to be shown on TV‘ [Evening Telegraph]

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About Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat

An amateur architectural historian with a particular love of UK country houses in all their many varied and beautiful forms.
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6 Responses to Stanwick Hall to get a makeover on TV

  1. Andrew says:

    Should be a good TV series, with Endemol also making the BBC’s three Restoration TV series (and the Restoration Revisited special):

    http://www.endemoluk.com/?q=node/500&tid=7&shownews=1

  2. kim kristensen says:

    Grandparents,parents,aunts,uncles,cousins other family members have lived High St and Higham Road all their lives. My sister and I lived 50yds (with parents) along High St from this magnificent house until we married. My aunt was interviewed for the prog as she lives (has done all her life)at the end of the lane. I played in the grounds, had tea in the house, played in surrounding fields as a child 45years ago. It will be a great pleasure to see this programme

  3. Sue says:

    My parents owned Stanwick Hall in the 80’s, great family home, great memories. I would love to see the programme. I am really pleased this beautiful house is being restored.

  4. Simon says:

    Anthony Rickett’s refurbishment and alteration project at Stanwick Hall is to be broadcast on BBC2′s Restoration Home series at 8pm on Tuesday 26th July 2011.

  5. Nicholas says:

    We agreed to buy the property in 1978 for £45K with 2.78 acres (asking price £48.5K) or £61K with extra land. It was at risk then following a fire. The Trustees for the vendor pulled out stating that they would restore the property & put it on the market in 1979. Sadly, the property still suffers after another 33 years.

  6. carole saunders says:

    Stanwick Hall was owned by nmy cousin and family,while my aunt lived in the stable block at the end of the drive. Very interesting to see what has been done to the house now. Wonderful programme.

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