Little Shelford Hall

This page features photos and paintings of Shelford New Hall,
which burnt down in 1929, and drawing of Shelford Old Hall.

Click here to read about the history of Shelford Old Hall and 
Shelford New Hall.

Click here to read about what life was like at Little Shelford 
New Hall.

Click here to see photos after the fire at the New Hall.              

Click here to see photos of a model of the Old Hall.
Little Shelford Hall

A drawing of the southern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall
 Little Shelford Hall
The southern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall.
 Little Shelford Hall
The northern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall showing
the main entrance to the hall.
 Little Shelford Hall

The northern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall showing
the main entrance to the hall.

The southern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall - this would
have been the view of the hall from the cricket pitch
on the Wale Recreation Ground.
 

The northern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall showing
the main entrance to the hall. This photo was taken from
what is now Bridge Lane in Little Shelford.
 

The tennis court on the southern aspect of Little Shelford
New Hall

The northern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall showing
the main entrance to the hall.

Steps up from the River Cam on the southern aspect
of Little Shelford New Hall
 
Little Shelford Hall
The southern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall
 
The tennis court on the south side of the
Little Shelford New Hall

The tennis court and the southern aspect of Little Shelford
New Hall
 
Probably Little Shelford New Hall

A drawing of the southern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall
 
The southern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall from where
is now the Wale Recreation Ground.

A painting of Shelford New Hall with the ice ponds in the
foreground. They can still be seen on the Wale Recreation
Ground.
 

This is a painting of the wedding of Adelaide Wale in 1881.
It features the north side of Shelford New Hall including
the main entrance to the hall.


A painting of the main entrance to Little Shelford New Hall.
 

The north side of Little Shelford New Hall with the
carriageway to the main door in the foreground.
 

A drawing of the southern aspect of Little Shelford New Hall 


Press coverage in the Cambridge Chronicle 
following the fire at Little Shelford New Hall
on February 24 1929.
The aftermath of the fire at Little Shelford Hall

Press coverage in the Cambridge Press and News following the fire at Little Shelford New Hall
on February 24 1929.
 The aftermath of the fire at Little Shelford Hall

Little Shelford New Hall following the fire on February 24 1929.
The aftermath of the fire at Little Shelford Hall
Furniture being carried out following the fire
at Little Shelford New Hall on February 24 1929.
 The aftermath of the fire at Little Shelford Hall
The destruction following the fire at Little Shelford New Hall
on February 24 1929.
The aftermath of the fire at Little Shelford Hall

Furniture being carried out following the fire at Little Shelford
New Hall on February 24 1929.

The destruction following the fire at Little Shelford New Hall
on February 24 1929.
 The aftermath of the fire at Little Shelford Hall
The destruction following the fire at Little Shelford New Hall
on February 24 1929.
The aftermath of the fire at Little Shelford Hall
The destruction following the fire at Little Shelford New Hall
on February 24 1929. The lady on the right is Miss Eaden
who was one of 7 people in the hall when the blaze started.

A cutting about the Hall Fire from the Nottingham Gazette

 

A cutting about the Hall Fire from the front page of the
Birmingham Gazette
 

A drawing of the hall layout by John Altham, who lived in the hall.
Click on his drawing to see a larger version.

"Built in around 1866 by Gregory Wale who pulled down half the old 
Wale home leaving the remaining half as a lodge at the gate to the 
New Hall. The Hall was gutted by fire in 1928. Instead of rebuilding it, 
the Lodge was added to again to be the family home.
"Fiorella, Psyche and I lived in the Lodge from about 1916 
but later lived in the Hall with our Great Aunt Isa Eden (nee Willis)
until 1928. We all then lived in the enlarged lodge until 1939 when 
war broke out and the family moved to 12 Brookside, Cambridge.
The Lodge was sold after the war. This was drawn by 
Barty (S.G.R.) Willis from near the river. He built South Lodge
 in the 1920s." 
John Altham 
 The Lodge, Bridge Lane, Little Shelford

The Lodge was originally part of Little Shelford Old Hall.
 It was later used as the gatehouse for Little Shelford New
Hall. It is now a family home.
The Lodge, Bridge Lane, Little Shelford

The Lodge was originally part of Little Shelford Old Hall.
 It was later used as the gatehouse for Little Shelford New 
Hall. It is now a family home.
 The Lodge, Bridge Lane, Little Shelford

The Lodge was originally part of Little Shelford Old Hall.
 It was later used as the gatehouse for Little Shelford New 
Hall. It is now a family home.

The Lodge was originally part of Little Shelford Old Hall.
 It was later used as the gatehouse for Little Shelford New 
Hall. It is now a family home.
 

The Lodge was originally part of Little Shelford Old Hall.
 It was later used as the gatehouse for Little Shelford New 
Hall. It is now a family home.
 The Lodge, Bridge Lane, Little Shelford
The Lodge was originally part of Little Shelford Old Hall.
 It was later used as the gatehouse for Little Shelford New 
Hall. It is now a family home.
This photo was taken from the grounds of
the hall.
 
The Lodge was originally part of Little Shelford Old Hall.
 It was later used as the gatehouse for Little Shelford New 
Hall. It is now a family home.
A Record of Shelford Parva by Fanny Wale P58

A pencil drawing of Little Shelford Old Hall, probably by
Fanny Wale. The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House,
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely 
demolished in 1852.

 "The view of the entrance lodge (to Shelford Hall) was drawn by F.L. Wale in 1902." From A Record of Shelford Parva by Fanny Wale P58

A pencil drawing of Little Shelford Old Hall, probably by 
Fanny Wale. The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely 
demolished in 1852.
A Record of Shelford Parva by Fanny Wale P59
A pencil drawing of Little Shelford Old Hall, probably by 
Louisa Wale. The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely

demolished in 1852.
 

A pencil drawing of Little Shelford Old Hall, probably by 
Fanny Wale. The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely 
demolished in 1852.
 

A pencil drawing of Little Shelford Old Hall, probably by 
Fanny Wale. The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely 
demolished in 1852.

A pencil drawing of Shelford Old Hall which was largely demolished in the 1850s.
 A Record of Shelford Parva by Fanny Wale P59
A painting of Little Shelford New Hall dated 1889 by Fanny Wale from
A Record of Shelford Parva. It could've been copied from
the painting below owned by the Wale family.
The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely 
demolished in 1852.

A painting of Little Shelford New Hall.

A painting of Little Shelford Old Hall dated 1860 by Fanny Wale from
A Record of Shelford Parva. It could've been copied from
the painting below owned by the Wale family.
The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely 
demolished in 1852.
 

A painting of Little Shelford old Hall owned by the
Wale family. The first Shelford Hall, or the Old House
was built in 1640. 
It was altered in 1764 by Thomas Wale
 and then largely 
demolished in 1852.
A Record of Shelford Parva by Fanny Wale P76
A drawing of the boathouse at Little Shelford New Hall
from a Record of Shelford Parva
 
A drawing of Little Shelford Old Hall. The first Shelford
Hall, or the Old House, was built in 1640. 
It was altered
in 1764 by Thomas Wale and then largely 
demolished
in 1852.

Click here to read about the history of Shelford Old Hall and Shelford New Hall.

Click here to read about what life was like at Little Shelford 
New Hall.

Click here to see photos after the fire at the New Hall.              

Click here to see photos of a model of the Old Hall.

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