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Wallington is a country house and gardens located about 12 miles (19 km) west of Morpeth, Northumberland, England, near the village of Cambo. It has been owned by the National Trust since 1942, after it was donated complete with the estate and farms by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, the first donation of its kind. It is a Grade I listed building.[1]

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Wallington Hall is located in Northumberland
Wallington Hall
General information
Town or cityMorpeth
Coordinates55°09′07″N 1°57′25″W / 55.152°N 1.957°W / 55.152; -1.957Coordinates: 55°09′07″N 1°57′25″W / 55.152°N 1.957°W / 55.152; -1.957
Current tenantsNational Trust


The estate was owned by the Fenwick family from 1475 until their financial problems caused them to sell their properties to the Blacketts. The hall house was rebuilt in 1688 around the ancient pele tower house for Sir William Blackett and was later substantially rebuilt again, in Palladian style, for Sir Walter Blackett by architect Daniel Garret, before passing to the Trevelyan family in 1777. Charles Philips Trevelyan inherited the property from his father George Otto Trevelyan in 1928.

After Pauline Jermyn married the naturalist Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, they began hosting literary and scientific figures at the Hall.[2] As a cultural centre, Wallington visitors included the members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Set in 100 acres (40 ha) of rolling parkland, the estate includes a wooded dene (valley), ornamental lakes, lawns, and a recently refurbished walled garden.

Alongside the beautifully furnished interior, attractions inside the house include the desk where Thomas Babington Macaulay, brother-in-law of Sir Charles Trevelyan, wrote his History of England, a large collection of antique dollshouses and eight murals in the central hall depicting the history of Northumberland, painted by William Bell Scott.

The National Trust also own the estate of which the house is a part; the produce from these farms, as well as others in the region, was sold in a farm shop on site. The farm shop closed in 2012.

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  1. ^ Historic England. "Wallington Hall (1042869)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ Bonney, Thomas George (1897). "Trevelyan, Walter Calverley" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 52. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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Further readingEdit

  • Kirtley, Allan, Longbottom, Patricia, Blackett, Martin. A History of the Blacketts. (2013) The Blacketts. ISBN 978-0-9575675-0-4. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014.
  • Moran, Mollie. Minding the Manor: the Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid. 2014, Lyons Press. First published in the UK in 2013 as Aprons and Silver Spoons by Penguin Books.