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Sutton House, London

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Sutton House is a Grade II*-listed Tudor manor house in Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, England. It is owned by the National Trust.HistoryOriginally known as 'Bryck Place', Sutton House was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadler, Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII, and is the oldest residential building in Hackney. It is a rare example of a red brick building from the Tudor period. Sutton House became home to a succession of merchants, sea captains, Huguenot silk-weavers, Victorian schoolmistresses and Edwardian clergy. The frontage was modified in the Georgian period, but the core remains an essentially Tudor building. Oak panelled rooms, including a rare 'linen fold' room, Tudor windows and carved fireplaces survive intact, and an exhibition tells the history of the house and its former occupants.At the turn of the 18th century, Hackney was renowned for its many schools, and Sutton House contained a boys' school, with headmaster Dr Burnet, which was attended in 1818 by the novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The building next became Milford House girls' school.
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  • Making the most of our NT cards went to see one of the oldest brick built houses in Hackney. Lots of interesting facts and data displayed on a self guided tour.  more »
  • Unassuming museum which offers a lot of interest and history. Visitors are encouraged to touch and experience the environment. Nice outside space for kids and adults alike, feels like a community plac...  more »
  • Visited here with a friend, looking forward to seeing a historic building with Tudor features etc, believed to be the oldest building in Hackney for certain, if not London! We had read the information...  more »