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Bawdeswell Hall carries the date 1683 and is a gracious building with Dutch Gables.

It was built by Henry Eglinton and it remained in his family until 1748 when it was bought by Thomas Jecks.

Thomas Jecks died in 1761 leaving an only child Elizabeth, then under 21, who by 1766 had become the wife of Richard Lloyd of Bylaugh Hall. Their daughter Diana married James Stoughton, Rector of Sparham, who bought the property from the other children of Richard Lloyd and Elizabeth.

James Stoughton's grandson Clarke Hallett Lloyd Stoughton sold the property in 1912 to Colonel Q E Gurney.

After his death the property passed to his son R Q Gurney, and after a tragic accident in 1980 when his horse threw him, it passed to his son David Q Gurney.



·         The Lloyd family and the legend of Bylaugh Hall

·         The Stoughton Family

·         The Gurney family, founder members of Barclays Bank.

·         Elizabeth Gurney Fry