Thoresby Hall is a grade I listed 19th-century country house in Budby, Nottinghamshire. It lies 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.
The house is now a hotel.
It stands in Thoresby Park which has been owned by the Pierrepont family since 1600.
The family has built 3 houses in the park, the first, a Jacobean mansion, was burnt down.
The second, designed by John Carr of York was demolished.
This was to make way for Anthony Salvin’s design, which was built by the 3rd Earl Manvers in 1860.
The impressive Great Hall, with minstrels’ gallery at the west end, is 62 feet long and 46 foot high.
(This is where afternoon tea is now served. I can highly recommend it as an extravagant indulgence.)
Please note the frame is not included with this painting.
Acrylic on a Loxley gold traditional canvas. Protected with polymer satin varnish. It is supplied ready to hang, fitted with ‘D’ rings and picture cord.