We are pleased to announce the publication of "Hill Hall: a singular house devised by a Tudor intellectual" by Paul Drury and Richard Simpson. The project was funded by English Heritage, and managed and co-ordinated by Wessex Archaeology, who also produced the illustrations and provided the archaeological contributions.

This is the complete history of a building that began as a hunting lodge late in the eleventh century, to its rebuilding in the French-influenced classical style in the 16th century by Sir Thomas Smith, to the building's use as a prison four centuries later, its gutting by fire, and subsequent restoration beginning in the 1980s.

Find out more in our Books section.

Plans, sectional elevations and period plans of Hill Hall can be downloaded from the Archaeology Data Service.