History of Sugnall Hall Estate
The third baronet, another Thomas, was probably the builder of the old hall’s kitchens (around 1680) which survive to this day. There are also still the steps that lead down to vaulted cellars under an area in front of the kitchens — a remnant of the Jacobean house.
Sir Thomas’s heir was his granddaughter, Arabella, who in 1730 married John Campbell, the son of a Scottish Earl, and who was known by the courtesy title of Lord Glenorchy. He was a great improver of the estate, creating the walled kitchen garden, rearranging fields and planting.
However, he sold the estate in 1770, and in the nineteenth century its fragmented parcels passed down through several owners until Charles Lowe, who manufactured antiseptics, purchased. Lowe started reassembling the estate centred on the new hall, built around 1780 and with Victorian extensions. His son Charles Edwin continued the process and in 1959 was succeeded by his granddaughter Anne, wife of Greville Jacques.