Pulling up to the front of Sudbury Hall you will be greeted with a beautiful circular fountain posing as a roundabout to the entrance of the quarters. The steps leading to the house are framed by well-kept hedges on each side, followed by an old concrete fence. The door is a tainted glass shaped as an archway with pillars to each of its side. It is truly a magnificent sight to see upon arrival.
The construction of the manor was ordered by George Vernon in the 17th c., almost 100 years after the family had moved to the Midlands out of wedlock. The marriage was between John Vernon and the then Heiress of Sudbury Ellen Montgomery. In 1967 the family had donated the mansion to the National Trust who own and maintain the property till this day. Sudbury Hall is open to the public for exploring and viewing. Other purposes that attract people here are weddings, films and celebrations.
Sudbury Hall is just south west of the city of Derby. Coming from the centre, take the A516 toward the A50 where you should turn right. Follow the brown tourist signs on the A road towards Sudbury Hall. Parking is available for visitors.
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Did you know the National Trust Museum of Childhood is located at Sudbury Hall’s 19th c. Servant’s Wing?