THORESBY HALL is a grade I listed 19th-century country house in Budby , Nottinghamshire, some 4 km (2 miles) north of Ollerton. It is one of four neighbouring country houses and estates in the Dukeries in north Nottinghamshire all occupied by dukes at one time during their history. It is now a hotel.
The hall is constructed of rock-faced ashlar with ashlar dressings. It is built in four storeys with a square floor plan surrounding a central courtyard, nine bays wide and eight bays deep.
The Queen\'s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum occupies part of the courtyard.
THORESBY HALL HOTEL "> The hall in 2007
During 1868–1874, Sydney Pierrepont, the 3rd Earl Manvers , commissioned the celebrated country house architect Anthony Salvin to demolish the house after just a hundred years and replace it with the present house, erected 500 metres (550 yd) to the north. It measures 55 metres (180 ft) on its east and south fronts and 48 metres (157 ft) on its west front. The impressive Great Hall, with minstrels' gallery at the west end, is 19 metres (62 ft) long and 14 metres (46 ft) high. The house descended to the 6th Earl who died in 1955 without a male heir and the title thereby became extinct. The house remained with the family.
To minimise a perceived threat from coal mining subsidence the buildings were sold to the National Coal Board in 1979 and sold on the open market ten years later. After a number of owners it was acquired by Warner Leisure Hotels and opened as an hotel in 2000. The core of the Thoresby furniture collection was retained by the family, while the remainder was sold at auction by Sotheby\'s in 1989.
The 8,400-square-metre (90,000 sq ft) Salvin house had a new bedroom wing added before opening as a 200-room country house hotel with spa facilities. The bulk of the Thoresby Estate is still owned by the Pierrepont family and only a few acres of immediately adjacent grounds and gardens are owned by the hotel; the family permits access along some footpaths close to the house, and others which are rights of way.
The house was the birthplace of Lady Mary Pierrepont , wife of Edward Wortley Montagu .
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