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Hooton Pagnell Hall

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Hooton Pagnell Hall
A glimpse of Hooton Pagnell Hall.jpg
The front of the hall, seen through the 14th century gatehouse
Location within South Yorkshire
General information
Town or cityDoncaster
Coordinates53°33′55″N 1°16′06″W / 53.565213°N 1.268210°W / 53.565213; -1.268210
Construction started14th century
OwnerWarde-Norbury Family Trust
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official nameHooton Pagnell Hall including Archway Flat, Nos 1 and 2 Hall Cottages, Ground-Floor Flat, First-Floor Flat and Pump End
Designated27 May 1953
Reference no.1192355[1]

Hooton Pagnell Hall is a historic house in Hooton Pagnell, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, occupied by the Warde family since the 18th century.


Before the Norman invasion, the estate was held by Edwin, Earl of Mercia. In 1071, ownership passed to Sir Ralph de Paganell, whose name is reflected in the current name of the house and village. [2]

In 1190, Frethesant Paganel married Sir Geoffrey de Luterel, and the estate passed into the Luttrell family, whose arms appear above the gateway of the house. The estate remained with the Luttrells until 1406, then passed through various owner before coming into the possession of the Crown during Richard III's reign.[2]

The core of the current building dates to the 14th century.[1]

It was purchased from the Gifford family in 1605 by Sir Richard Hutton of Goldsborough Hall.[3] Hutton's descendant Col Robert Byerley, of Byerley Turk fame, began negotiations around 1681 with Sir Patience Warde, Lord Mayor of London, to purchase the estate;[1] the purchase was eventually completed in 1703 by his nephew, also called Patience Warde.[4]

The main staircase is 17th century, and was brought to the house from Palace Yard in Coventry in the 19th century.[1][2]

With increased wealth, the Hall was extensively remodelled in the 19th and early 20th centuries by Julia Warde-Aldam, who remodelled the hall to its current gothic appearance, and added an East Wing as well as a gatehouse onto the road in a gothic style.[2][5][4] During the First World War, the house was opened as Hooton Pagnell Auxiliary Military Hospital, with Warde-Aldam as commandant and matron.[6]

Following the sale of many large properties to meet death duties, the estate is now owned by a family trust. Mary Betty Norbury received the Hooton Pagnell estate as a gift from her father, Col William St Andrew Warde-Aldam, in 1952, and she and her husband assumed the surname of Warde-Norbury by Royal Licence in 1958.[7] It is now owned by Mark Warde-Norbury and his wife Lucianne.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Hooton Pagnell Hall including Archway Flat, Nos 1 and 2 Hall Cottages, 27.5.53 Ground-Floor Flat, First-Floor Flat and Pump End (formerly listed as Hooton Pagnell Hall)  (Grade II*) (1192355)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hooton Pagnell Hall, 300 Years of Collecting (auction catalogue) (PDF). Bonhams. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ A Topographic Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis (editor), 1848, Institute of Historical Research, British History Online
  4. ^ a b "Warde-Aldam of Hooton Pagnell Hall and Frickley Hall, Healey Hall and Ederline". Landed families of Britain and Ireland. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ "The Hall". Hooton Pagnell Hall. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Commandant Mrs Sarah Julia Warde-Aldam". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Philippa Margery Warde-Norbury 1938–2015". Peerage News.
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