Giffords Hall

Giffords Hall

Algernon Newton's reputation rests chiefly on his eerily deserted London cityscapes; rural subject matter such as this drawing represents a departure for him. Despite this, he was an enthusiastic contributor to the Recording Britain project, with eight drawings of sites in Suffolk alone. Giffords Hall has stood on this site near Wickhambrook, Suffolk, since the fifteenth century. It was once the home of a noble Catholic family, the Mannocks.