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Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy

Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy

Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy

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Explore Weston Hall using Dreweatts 360 Virtual Auction Tour below, which allows you to walk through each room, browsing and interacting with the lots as you go. For additional instructions, click here.

Dreweatts is delighted to have been appointed to sell the contents of Weston Hall in Northamptonshire, a seat of the illustrious Sitwell family since the early 20th century and their ancestors since the 18th century. The 2-day auction will be hosted at Dreweatts Donnington Priory salerooms on 16 and 17 November 2021.

This spectacular sale charts the history of an eminent family of esteemed writers, eccentrics, pioneers and creatives through the centuries. Weston Hall was also the family home of journalist and renowned food critic and MasterChef judge William Sitwell. The sale, titled Weston Hall and the Sitwells: A Family Legacy, offers a once in a lifetime’s chance to capture a piece of literary history the like of which has not been seen on the market for some time. 

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Commenting on the sale, William Sitwell said, “This sale offers countless individuals and collectors the chance to own items and collections that are part of the fabric of English history. It’s extraordinarily diverse, representing the wide interests and experiences of my family and our ancestors. After the sadness of leaving Weston it will be heart-warming to think that works of art and furniture, which are like so many close friends to myself and my family, will find new homes and become part of new, wonderful collections.

Continue reading the full press release here.

The auction will take place at Dreweatts Donnington Priory on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021. 

Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 November: 10am - 5pm
Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 November: 10am - 4pm
Monday 15 November: 10am - 5pm

Please note there is no viewing on the day of the auctions.  

Visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering while in the building, use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and observe social distancing rules. We may need to restrict the numbers of visitors viewing at one time, so if you would prefer to book an appointment in advance, please contact us.  To book an appointment to view, please email: or call 44 (0) 1635 553 553.      

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is available via with no additional online bidding fees applicable. Please register at least 48 hours in advance of the auction as you may be asked to provide documents to verify your identity. To create an online bidding account or register to bid click here.

Telephone and commission Commission bids may also be placed via your online bidding account. 

Bidding in person:  If you are wanting to bid in person at the auction, please email

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Cecil Beaton Photographs featured in video: Courtesy of The Sitwell Family Private Collection | ©The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive

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The Auction Catalogue

The catalogue is now available online here. To view or download a pdf of the page turning catalogue, see below. To purchase a catalogue, the cost including postage is:

  • UK: £30
  • Europe: £40
  • USA / Africa / Asia: £50
  • Australasia: £55

Please pay online here and put “SITWELL AUCTION CATALOGUE” in the “Invoice number” field and ensure you complete all other fields.

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