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Matfen Hall was a country house built for by Sir Edward Blackett in 1832-6 on the site of an earlier Jacobean house in Matfen which dated from 1690. Matfen Hall was occupied by the Blackett family until the death of Sir Hugh Blackett in 1961, after which the Hall was leased to the Leonard Cheshire Foundation for the care of severely disabled residents. The Foundation moved to new premises in Newcastle in 1995 and following a major renovation the Hall was opened as a hotel in 1999. The hotel is owned and operated by Sir Hugh Blackett (12th baronet) and his wife Anna.[1] The hall is a Grade II* listed building.

Matfen Hall is a 19th-century country mansion in Matfen, Northumberland, England, the seat of the Blackett baronets and now also a hotel and country golf club. It is a Grade II* listed building.

The manor of West Matfen was owned in the 13th century by Philip de Ulcote and passed through his sisters to Felton, by marriage to Hastings and later to Lawson. In 1625 the estate was bought by Lancelot Fenwick of a branch of the old-established local family. The manor and manor house, West Matfen High Hall, was sold in 1680 to John Douglas. His granddaughter and Douglas heiress married Sir Edward Blackett, Bt., in 1757, thereby bringing the estate into the Blackett family.

The present house was built to replace the old manor, in 1832 for Sir William Blackett, 6th Baronet. The impressive Jacobean-style mansion has a three-storey seven-bay entrance front. An important internal feature is a full-height Gothic hall.

Between 1965 and 1994 the house was leased out, operating as the Northumberland Cheshire Home.

Sir Hugh Blackett, the 12th Baronet, and Lady Blackett have since converted the hall into a hotel and country club, which opened in 1999. The Blacketts now live at Halton Castle, a few miles west of Matfen.

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MATFEN HALL - List Entry
- "Country house. 1828-30 by Rickman, completed by Sir Edward Blackett for himself. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. Jacobethan style externally. Symmetrical main block with large irregular ranges around 2 courtyards ...

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List number: 1155328
List grade: 2*
Post code: NE20 0RH
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NZ0315871652

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