…a brief history

Burloes Estate was bought by Francis Newman’s grandfather Sir Cecil Newman in 1923. The original house burnt down in 1929 and the rebuilding of the present one was completed in 1937. Lady Joan was appointed mayor of Royston and the house became a focal point for the local community.


Both Sir Cecil and his son Gerard were High Sheriffs of Hertfordshire. During the Second World War Sir John Mills, the actor who was stationed at RAF Barkway, dined regularly with the Newman family. Burloes was a well known sporting estate and as well as having a herd of Jersey cows it grew high grade barley for malt whisky and premium beer.

Situated on the Greenwich Meridian, the Estate is near the crossroads of two ancient roads, the Icknield Way and Ermine Street.

Today Burloes Hall is the centre of a thriving Estate and is a happy family home.