Today Hutton-in-the-Forest reflects centuries of history and change. A house of six periods between the mid 14th and the mid 19th centuries, Hutton is a rich illustration of the development of the country house in the North of England.

A tour through the many rooms at Hutton is a remarkable journey in time. From the medieval Stone Hall to the high Victorian Drawing Room and the splendid Hall, the rooms are rich in history and notable for their contents. Every room has fine examples of furniture of its period and there is also an interesting collection of contemporary ceramics.

 

The Drawing Room, Hutton-in-the-Forest

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room is a fine example of the richness, intensity, and cluttered diversity of Victorian style in what is essentially a Regency room. It contains an unusual suite of Gillow furniture in the Hepplewhite style, characterized by a small rosette at the top of the legs, the side-by-side 'quarrelsome chairs' and a Broadwood piano, almost identical to the one used by Beethoven. This room has a splendid view out across the Low Garden to the Middle Pond.