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Arbury Hall (grid reference SP335893 ) is a Grade I listed country house in
Nuneaton in Warwickshire, England, and is the ancestral home of the Newdigate
family, later the Newdigate-Newdegate and Fitzroy-Newdegate families.
The hall is built on the site of a former monastery in a mixture of Tudor and 18th-
century Gothic Revival architecture, the latter being the work of Sir Roger
Newdigate from designs by Henry Keene.
The hall is set in 300 acres (121 ha) of parkland. The 19th-century author George
Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) was born on one of the estate farms in 1819, the daughter
of the estate's land agent. She immortalised Arbury Hall as "Cheverel Manor" in
Scenes of Clerical Life, where it is the setting for "Mr Gilfil's Love Story". [1]                       Arbury Hall circa 1880

The film Angels and Insects was shot entirely at Arbury Hall and within the grounds.

Custodians of Arbury Hall (Ownership)[2]
   Sir Edmund Anderson (1567–1586)
   John Newdegate (1586–1587)
   Sir John Newdegate (1587–1610)
   John Newdegate (1610–1642)
   Sir Richard Newdigate, 1st Baronet (1642–1665)
   Sir Richard Newdigate, 2nd Baronet (1665–1710)
   Sir Richard Newdigate, 3rd Baronet (1710–1727)
   Sir Edward Newdigate, 4th Baronet (1727–1734)
                                                                                                        South front of Arbury Hall
   Sir Roger Newdigate, 5th Baronet (1734–1806)
   Francis Parker Newdigate (1806–1835)
   The Rt Hon. Charles Newdigate-Newdegate (1835–1887)
   Lt Gen. Sir Edward Newdigate-Newdegate (1887–1902)
   Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate-Newdegate (1902–1936)
   The Hon. Mrs Lucia FitzRoy-Newdegate (1936–1950)
   Francis Humphrey Maurice FitzRoy Newdegate, 3rd Viscount Daventry (1950–2000)
   James Edward FitzRoy Newdegate, 4th Viscount Daventry (2000-to present date)

See also
   Arbury Canals

References
   1. ^ Cooke, George Willis. George Eliot: A Critical Study of her Life, Writings and Philosophy. Whitefish: Kessinger, 2004. [1]
   2. ^ Wilkinson, R. (2006) Chronicles of the Newdegates and the Three Manors (1st Edition) Athena Press ISBN 1-84401-771-0

External links
   Arbury Hall and Estate
                                                                                                       Wikimedia Commons has media
   English Heritage: detailed architectural description of Grade I listed building
                                                                                                       related to: Arbury Hall
   Heritage page about Arbury Hall
   Historic Houses Association page about Arbury Hall
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