Sir Thomas Reade (1511 – 1558)
Sir Thomas Reade (1545 – 1604)
Sir Thomas Reed, III
Birthdate: July 11, 1545
Birthplace: Chieveley, West Berkshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died September 25, 1604 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Son of Thomas Reed, High Sheriff of Berkshire and Mary Stonehouse . Husband of Mary Brocket. Father of Thomas Reed, Sir; James Reed; Mary Reed; Compton Reed and John Reed
New Brocket Hall
The estate was sold to Sir Matthew Lamb in 1746 by Thomas Wiinnington . This era was an eventful time Sir Matthew engaged one of the leading architects of the day Sir James Paine and asked him to build a new Brocket hall and Paine did just that. Sir Matthew died around 1765.
James Paine (1717–1789) was an English architect.Essentially a Palladian, early in his career he was Clerk of Works at Nostell Priory, and worked on many other projects in the area including Heath House in the village of Heath in between Nostell Priory and Wakefield.From the 1750s, he had his own practice, and designed many villas, usually consisting of a central building, often with a fine staircase, and two symmetrical wings.
LAround this area had several manors,Symonshyde, Benstead, Heron, and Chewells around the time of Henry III (1207 to 1272 ) these mannors merge and become ‘Watershyppes’Early evidence suggests the house dates back to 1239 and was owned by Simon Fitz Ade. They were also known as FitzSymon.