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Hothorpe Hall

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Hothorpe Hall
This image is a copy photograph of a postcard showing Hothorpe Hall in the early 1900s. The Hall, a Georgian Manor, had been built a century earlier around 1800 by John Cook.

The Hall boasts fine views all around and, like many houses of its era, the outlook was key to choosing its position when built. It remained with the Cook family until 1881 when it was sold to Sir Humphrey de Trafford. He undertook extensive alterations and extensions including the conservatory seen on the left in the picture and new plate glass windows.

The Hall was occupied as a family home until WWII when it was used to house evacuee children. In 1955 it was about to be sold for demolition when it was purchased by the Lutheran Council of Churches in Great Britain as a Youth Centre. It is still used as a Christian Conference Centre today.
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