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Marston Trussell Hall
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Marston Trussell Hall

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Marston Trussell Hall
This image is a copy photograph of a postcard showing the west wing of Marston Trussell Hall as it appeared in around 1930. This wing was built in 1847 and was demolished in 1952. Its purpose was to house the portraits of the Barwell family who originated from Norwich.

The Hall dates from the 17th century and is an Elizabethan style mansion with fine wood panelling interiors. Marston Trussell is first recorded as 'Mersitone', meaning marsh settlement.

A Richard Trussell was lord of the manor in 1233. The Trussells of Marston died out in the fourteenth century and the Hall was eventually re-established as the seat of the Barwell-Ewins Bennett family. There is a hatchment in the parish church of Henry Barwell who died in 1763.

Mr. Barwell-Ewin Bennett in his journal in 1827 wrote on the 13th March ' Went to office. This morning sent a letter to dear Elizabeth with the measure of rooms at Marston'. He married Elizabeth Worthington five months later. The Hall was extensively rebuilt during the mid to late 19th century and included the west wing.
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