Although no records of a building on this land existed before 1646 there was most likely early Saxon farms.
The Foljanbes Family travelled to Great Britain with William The Conqueror and were given the land at Kelham & Averham, it isn't known whether they established a manor house at Kelham but it was certainly used for farming.
Following Charles I's surrender to the Scottish during the Civil War in 1646, he was taken to and held at Kelham Hall. Hence the Kings Walk name on our path way where he would pace back and forth. At this point in time the hall would have looked very different from what you see today. Although no plans exist it would have been a Tudor style manor house.
The Scots laid seige to Newark with over 16,000 men and after almost a year Newark surrendered.
Following this Charles was taken to London and subsequently executed for treason.
The Duchess of Rutland commissioned the Architect Sanderson to build a new Kelham Hall. This burnt down in 1837.
Commissioned by the Manners Sutton Family, world renowned architect George Gilbert Scott designed Kelham Hall, it was one of his personal favourites and many of the features were also used in his masterpiece at St. Pancras Station & Hotel in London.
Following bankruptcy of the the Manners Sutton Family, Kelham Hall was first sold to the Home Grown Sugar Beet Company, who used the farm land adjacent.
Kelham Hall was purchased by the Monks of the Sacred Mission and used as a training centre. From here students would be sent across the world as missionaries, destinations included Australia, Africa, Korea and Japan.
Kelham Hall was purchased by Newark and Sherwood District council.
Kelham Hall changed hands again in 2014 to Kelham Hall Ltd, who plan to turn the site into a tourist attraction, spa and luxury hotel.
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