posted on 15th Jan 2013
This week I have decided to enlighten you all on some of Gosfield Hall’s amazing history. Here are some interesting facts you may not know!
The house itself was built by Sir John Wentworth in 1545 which makes it 468 years old!
During his time at Gosfield Hall, Sir John Wentworth played host to many significant visitors, the most notable of these being Queen Elizabeth I. The Queen thought of the Wentworths as distant kinsman and was good friends with their daughter. The 120ft Queen Charlotte’s Gallery is said to be Queen Elizabeth I’s favourite room!
All of the bedrooms in Gosfield Hall are actually named after the many owners that Gosfield Hall has had- Sir John Wentworth being one of them. The Courtauld Suite was named after Samuel Courtauld 1793-1881 who owned the hall in 1854 and was the head of a well known local family run textile firm.
In the early 20th century the house was virtually abandoned but did good service as a base for troops stationed in Essex in the Second World War. In 2005 Gosfield Hall was bought by it’s new owner Country House Weddings and restored to it’s former palatial glory.
If you would like to know more about the history of Gosfield Hall you can call the office on 01787 472 914.
Jessica at Gosfield Hall