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Ampton Hall


Ampton Hall is a Grade II-listed Jacobean style manor house in Ampton, Suffolk. It was the birthplace in 1805 of Robert FitzRoy, who became the second Governor of New Zealand.

It later belonged to the Paley family: John Paley (1839-1894) was High Sheriff of Suffolk for 1889–90 and his son George Arthur Paley (1874-1941) High Sheriff in 1906–07.

The Hall was destroyed by fire on 3 January 1885 and re-built in 1892 by Eustace Balfour and Hugh Thackeray Turner of London. It has gardens designed by Capability Brown and a lake

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