Derbyshire Country Houses
King's Newton Hall
King's Newton Hall in the village of King's Newton near Melbourne, is situated in one of the most attractive village streets in Derbyshire.
The 17th century H plan house once belonged to Lady Palmerston and was gutted by fire in 1859. It was left in that state for 50 years until bought by Sir Cecil Paget who carried out a skilful and accurate restoration. Sir Cecil was General Superintendent of the Midland Railway, his father, the first baronet, having been a former chairman.
Interesting things to be found in the hall range from Chippendale chairs to contemporary pieces of sculpture by the Derbyshire sculptor Ronald Page. The Hall is not open to the public.