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This magnificent Jacobean house has a history that reaches back into the 16th century, when it belonged to the Powdrills, a Roman Catholic family who lost their home and lands through their involvement in the regicidal Babington Plot.

Remains of the ancient Powdrill house can still be seen in the wall timbers, a Priest's hiding hole and a secret staircase, leading up to what was the Powdrill family chapel. 

In 1605, the Pigott family took over Thrumpton, they transformed the Powdrill manor house into a spectacular showpiece. They created a magnificent carved staircase and an exquisite double-cube reception room. In 1685, the house was taken over by their lawyer, Mr Emerton. 

In the 1820's, the house and lands underwent a significant transformation. Mr John Emerton spent an enormous sum on improvements including creating a beautiful lake.

The pavilion which now stands to the west of the house, looks towards Mr Emerton's lake; beyond it, lies the celebrated 350 acre park landscaped and planted with rare specimen trees, including several magnificent Lebanon cedars. 

In 1838, the house was inherited by Mr Emerton's 16 year old niece, whose marriage to Lord Byron brought many fascinating Byron relics to the house.

Thrumpton Hall became a welcoming home to the poet Byron's daughter, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, on her visits to Nottinghamshire. Lord Byron's nephew was succeeded by his nephew, George Fitzroy Seymour, father of the present owner. George and the Hon. Rosemary Seymour devoted some fifty years to the restoration and preservation of this beloved family home. 

Much of Thrumpton’s glory lies in its spectacular two acres of landscaped gardens. The Elizabeth knot garden is hidden away behind a spectacular wall of sculpted yews and shaded by a magnolia grandiflora. The front of the house leads out into a formal rose garden, bordered by peonies, lilies and delphiniums. Long vistas of lawn lead out towards a ha-ha.



Gardens only: 1 March to 31 October, Wednesdays, 1pm to 4pm.


Open by appointment throughout the year.

Groups of (20+) 10.30am-6pm. Individuals are welcome but there is a set fee, for any number between 1 and 10 people.

Find Us
Find us

Situated on the A453 just 4 miles from J24 of the M1 motorway and only a few miles from Nottingham city centre.



Historic Houses members visit the gardens for free.

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Open by appointment throughout the year.

Groups of (20+) 10.30am-6pm. Individuals are welcome but there is a set fee, for any number between 1 and 10 people.


Weddings at Thrumpton Hall offer the exclusive use of the Hall, Gardens and the Lakeside Pavilion for the wedding of your dreams.

The Team at Thrumpton Hall takes pride in ensuring that no two weddings are ever the same; we offer a bespoke and individualised service to all our clients.

Set in a breathtakingly lovely private park, Thrumpton Hall provides a glorious setting for both intimate and large weddings.

From initial viewing, through the planning process and to the end of the wedding day celebrations, the experienced and friendly team at Thrumpton Hall will ensure that every detail of the wedding is planned to perfection and that the wedding couple and their guests enjoy and remember this special occasion for many years to come


  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house catering

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

hrumpton Hall is a perfect venue for events, meetings and conferences in Nottinghamshire.

Ten minutes from junction 24 of the M1, five minutes away from East Midlands Parkway railway station, which has direct links to London and Nottingham, and East Midlands airport is twenty minutes from the Hall.

Thrumpton Hall is the perfect and easily reached venue for your business meetings and Corporate events.


  • Wifi
  • Team building activities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Projector and screen