The mansion

Built in 1778-81 for the son of the 3rd Earl of Oxford, Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces of the architect Henry Holland to survive intact. The interiors are characteristic of Holland’s refined Louis XVI manner and the house is set amidst a park with an artificial 14-acre lake laid out by the landscape designer ‘Capability Brown’, who was also Holland’s business partner and father-in-law.

The drawing room at Berrington Hall

Explore the mansion 

Built in 1778-81 for Thomas Harley, son of the 3rd Earl of Oxford, Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces of the architect Henry Holland's to survive intact.

A pen tray from the elmar Digby collection

Our treasures 

Find out about our treasures on display

An image of all of the letters piled one on top of the other

Surviving letters from the First World War return

Learn about our latest acquisition of some rare letters.