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Hell Hall (a.k.a. The Old De Vil Place and often called De Vil Manor) is a location in the 1961 animated feature film 101 Dalmatians. It is the former manor home of Baroness Von Hellman and the evil lair of Cruella De Vil (and home of the De Vil family) located in Suffolk, England.


There was originally going to be a castle and was built in 1898, later abandoned in 1920; however, this never came to fruition when the first De Vil went insane and vanished. The house got its name from many chaotic parties. Cruella De Vil took up residence at Hell Hall with her henchmen Jasper and Horace. After her defeat, it was bought by the Dearly family.



In Dodie Smith's original books, Hell Hall is said to look like "an ugly face" with the house painted all black with the interior painted dark red. Backstory suggests that the De Vil who originally owned it, when it was named Hill Hall, rented it to build it into a castle, but it is said to have gone mad before it came to fruition. Word says that when a mob came after him, he took off into the night with some claiming he had taken the form of a demon. Horace and Jasper sleep on mattresses in the lounge and spend most of the day watching television. Once the Dalmatians returned and Cruella fled the country from debt, The Dearlys buy the manor and it is renamed back to Hill Hall.

In Descendants: Isle of the Lost Rush, it is implied that Hell Hall already existed on the island or was rebuilt per Cruella's request. The basement holds unused dog supplies and crates with the now-gone fashion empire of the De Vils. Cruella forces her son Carlos to live in her fur coat closet, treating him like a slave.

In Disney Villains: The Essential Guide, it is stated that the roof has a gaping hole that lets rain pour in, the outside walls and window frames are riddled with woodworm and moss, and that the windows have not been cleaned since 1872.

Animated films[]

In One Hundred and One Dalmatians, the property is only referred to by name from Sgt. Tibbs, claiming to have heard puppy barking at "Hell Hall." Despite the Colonel's skepticism of such a claim, asserting "No one's lived there for years!", the Captain immediately points out that "There's smoke coming from the chimney!", showing that maybe something is truly afoot in the ancient crumbling building after all.

Not much is mentioned about the backstory of Hell Hall, and there were rumors about the mansion being "haunted, or bewitched, or some such fiddle-faddle [and rot]." This De Vil mansion looks like its counterpart in the novel, but unlike the books, the Radcliffes/Dearlys do not move there in the second film, instead preferring a farm. Also in the movie, Horace and Jasper bring Pongo and Perdita's 15 puppies along with 84 more puppies bought from pet stores to stay for a few days. The late owner only appears in a painting of the lounge.

The interior of the mansion clearly shows the degradation and decay as much as the outside. Ragged curtains, crumbling doors, dust sheet-covered furniture, a towering suit of armor, eerie silence and cracked drywall all create a foreboding atmosphere that would deter any intruder. Due to its decayed state, the manor' structure appears to be very sensitive to damage and loud noises, as seen when Cruella after threatening to call the police on Jasper and Horace slams the door so hard that it caused the wall to crack and a piece of dry wall ceiling to fall on Horace. This is seen more prominently when Horace after getting his rear set on fire runs him and Jasper into a wall, causing the ceiling above to collapse onto them.

Live-action appearances[]

101 Dalmatians[]

In the remake, the place is called De Vil Manor. It is where Horace and Jasper harbor Pongo and Perdita's puppies along with 84 more puppies purchased from the pet shop. Later, after all the other Dalmatian pups have escaped, Skinner enters the mansion and notices Lucky, who was the only pup left behind due to being asleep while the others escaped. When Skinner attempts to grab Lucky, he is bitten in the behind by Kipper, enabling Lucky to escape.

The Dearlys later purchase and reside in the manor, giving it a Dalmatian color theme.


In this origin tale, Hell Hall was originally named Hellman Hall and is home to the wealthy Baroness Von Hellman, who hosts lavish galas and balls at her home. She previously lived with her husband, Baron Von Hellman, until his death. Estella and her adoptive mother Catherine visit the home when Estella is around eight, and she witnesses the Baroness murdering her mother at the cliffs via her three Dalmatians. As an adult, Estella learns that she is the Baroness' long-lost daughter who was born in the Hall. She is set to inherit the family fortune and expedites the process by faking her death at the hands of the Baroness, who is arrested for the crime. Estella secretly survives the Baroness' push off the cliffs by using a skirt trimmed into a parachute, though "Estella Von Hellman" is officially deceased. She dons the moniker Cruella de Vil, who inherits everything from her "dear friend" Estella. Cruella takes her place in the Hall, but not before removing the words "man" from the gate's title; thus, renaming the manor to Hell Hall. She moves in alongside her best friends Jasper and Horace, their dog Wink, her dog Buddy, and their friend Artie. Also in the Hall is John the Valet, a trusted friend of Cruella's who allied with her to expose the Baroness' true nature.

Television series[]

In 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hell Hall is omitted and replaced by Villa de Vil, located next to the Dearly Farm. The house has a more castle-like appearance and is enormous. Whilst the main halls and rooms are shown to have red walls and checkered flooring, it contains a vast number of rooms such as Cruella's office, a couple of bedrooms, a basement, an enormous wardrobe, a laboratory, various bathrooms, a gym, a sauna, a dining room, a family portrait gallery, kitchen, and lounge.

The exterior has a lawn covered with multiple statues and a swimming pool in the shape of Cruella's face.

In Once Upon a Time, Hell Hall appears only in flashback into 20s London world like the property of Madeline and her daughter Cruella. It was temporarily visited by the Author Isaac Heller, who rescued and fall in love with Cruella, a prisoner of her own mother. Ironically, it was revealed that Cruella was imprisoned to protect the world from her sociopathic tendencies.

Video games[]

In the video games, Hell Hall is referred to as "DeVil Manor."

In 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor, Whizzer and Patches escape from the library and explore the rooms, trying to find an escape route. These rooms include a foyer, a hallway, a kitchen, a dining room, Cruella's childhood bedroom, a master's suite (with bathroom), the bedroom of Cruella's Nanny, and a drawing-room. If Whizzer and Patches make too much noise, and can't find a hiding space in time, Horace or Jasper throws them into the game room. This room offers one method of escape, along with a pipe from the roof (which you can gain access to via the attic). Once Cruella is defeated, Roger and Anita move into the manor.

In Animated StoryBook: 101 Dalmatians, the first time that the player sees the manor is during the "Twilight Bark" page, where if they click it, an ominous moon rises and bats fly from it. Players can then help Kipper unlock the gates to the manor by deciphering the animal noises to type in the password. Once inside, Kipper and the players search for the puppies, searching the library, an old bedroom, and the attic, looking for clues that the puppies give, unlocking secret passages along the way. The pups sing a song, "Up the Stair," whilst inside, hiding from Horace and Jasper and trying to find a way out.

In 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue, Sgt. Tibbs is sent by the Colonel to guide Domino and Oddball through the area. Horace Badun is dozing by the television (which will show a screenshot of a newspaper from the "animated film" if you bark at it). Tibbs sabotages the clock to make a loud noise that would wake Horace before the player Dalmatian leads him under the chandelier (which Tibbs proceeds to drop on him). As the pup explores the manor, they can find hidden rooms behind portraits or push the desks to make them move, one of which is a still of the mansion from the animated film.

Other appearances[]

Hell Hall also appears in the book Descendants: Isle of the Lost Rush, where it is stated to be on the Isle of the Lost, either having been there already or rebuilt there at Cruella's request.

Mal can convince Carlos to throw a frat party there for the other students of Dragon Hall while Cruella is away on a spa trip.

It is claimed that Cruella forces Carlos to sleep on a lumpy mattress in her dressing room, which is accessible through her fur coat closet. There's also another door that Carlos uses to bypass the bear trap security system.

Carlos also uses the basement (filled with many canine items from Cruella's plans) as his lab to conduct experiments, such as trying to get through the barrier that leads to the Auradon.


  • It is unknown whether Hell Hall was Cruella's childhood home, or if she bought it when she grew up. As it is referred to "the Old De Vil Place", it can be assumed that Cruella's family has lived in the house for quite some time, with possibly many generations of De Vils living there.
  • In the video game Escape from DeVil Manor, it seems to claim that Cruella did live in the manor when she was younger, as you can find her nanny's bedroom (with a portrait of a younger Cruella tearing a doll's head off), a portrait of her graduation in the dining room (complete with burning diploma), and two bedrooms that she used to sleep in, one of which being her childhood bedroom, where it seems to suggest that she possibly tortured animals in her youth as well.
    • Oddly enough, her childhood bedroom has the pelt of the white tiger mentioned in the newspapers at the beginning of the game.
  • Hell Hall was probably given its name due to the last name of its inhabitants ("De Vil") As the devil lives in hell, it is only fitting that the De Vils live in Hell Hall.


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Films: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (video/soundtrack) • 101 Dalmatians (video/soundtrack) • 102 Dalmatians (video/soundtrack) • 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (video) • Cruella (video/soundtrack/score) • Cruella 2

Television series: 101 Dalmatians: The Series101 Dalmatian Street101 Dalmatians Plantation
Video Games: Animated StoryBook: 101 DalmatiansMath Antics with Disney's 101 DalmatiansDisney Hotshots: Disney's 101 Dalmatians101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue102 Dalmatians: Activity Center101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London AdventureKingdom Hearts
Books: Disney Princess BeginningsHello, Cruel HeartBe Careful What You Wish FurEvil Thing: A Tale of That Devil WomanEvil Thing: A Villains Graphic Novel

Disney Parks
Disney's All-Star Movies ResortClub VillainSorcerers of the Magic KingdomMidship Detective Agency

Entertainment: Disney Classics: The Music & The MagicThe Golden MickeysVillains Tonight!
Parades: Disney Cinema Parade
Fireworks: MomentousWonderful World of AnimationWondrous Journeys
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyFrightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularHouse of De Vil-lainsIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsLet's Get WickedMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeScream and Shout Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains Rockin’ HalloweenVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out! Chapter 2

One Hundred and One Dalmatians: PongoPerditaRoger RadcliffeAnita RadcliffeNannyCruella De VilJasper and HoraceDalmatian PuppiesLuckyPatchRollyPennyFrecklesPepperDannyScottieTowserLucyCaptainSergeant TibbsColonelThunderboltDirty DawsonPrissyCocoCollieThe CowsLabrador

101 Dalmatians: The Series: CadpigSpotMoochTripodScorchLieutenant PugMayor Ed PigDumplingCorneliaSwamp RatCydneStevenPersian PeteVendella De VilGo-GoBlazeCave PupRebeccaThe VandercreamsAmber DearlyP.H. De VilCecil B. De VilIvy De VilMalevola De VilJudge Dimsdale De Vil
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure: Lil' LightningLars
101 Dalmatians: HerbertAlonzoMr. SkinnerJewelDipstickFidgetTwo-ToneWhizzerKipper
101 Dalmatian Street: DylanDollyDawkinsDougDelilahTriple-DDanteD.J.DeepakDieselDorothyDa VinciDelgadoDizzy & Dee DeeDimitri TrioPortia PoodleFergus FoxHanselRoxySnowballClarissaPearlHunter De VilSpikeConstantin SidBig FeeSpencer Sausage DogSummerChipsArabellaPrunellaBessieApolloCuddlesDoctor DaveGodfreyHugoStanislav
Video game characters: Patches
102 Dalmatians: Chloe SimonKevin ShepherdJean-Pierre Le PeltDottieLittle DipperDominoOddballFluffyDroolerChompDiggerWaddlesworthEwan
Cruella: Baroness Von HellmanBuddyWinkArtieJohnCatherine MillerThe Baroness' DalmatiansGerald

101 Dalmatians: The Series

ABC Episodes: "Home is Where the Bark Is" • "He Followed Me Home" • "Love 'Em and Flea 'Em" • "Howl Noon" • "Easy on the Lies" • "Two for the Show" • "An Officer and a Gentledog" • "Bad to the Bone" • "Southern Fried Cruella" • "Swine Song" • "Watch for Falling Idols" • "The High Price of Fame" • "The Great Cat Invasion" • "No Train, No Gain" • "Rolly's Egg-Celent Adventure" • "Wild Chick Chase" • "The Dogs of DeVil" • "Dog's Best Friend" • "A Christmas Cruella" • "Out to Launch" • "Prophet and Loss"
Syndicated Episodes: "You Slipped a Disk" • "Chow About That?" • "Tic Track Toe" • "Lucky All Star" • "Shake, Rattle, and Woof" • "Cadpig Behind Bars" • "Leisure Lawsuit" • "Purred It Through the Grapevine" • "Our Own Digs" • "Goose Pimples (Goose Pamples)" • "Two Faces of Anita" • "The Fungus Among Us" • "Market Mayhem" • "Lucky to be Alone" • "Four Stories Up" • "It's a Swamp Thing" • "Roll Out the Pork Barrel" • "Alive N' Chicken" • "Prima Doggy" • "You Say It's Your Birthday" • "Oozy Does It" • "Barnboozled" • "Citizen Canine" • "Full Metal Pullet" • "Dough the Right Thing" • "Frisky Business" • "Cadet of the Month" • "Valentine Daze" • "Close But No Cigar" • "Invasion of the Doggy Snatchers" • "Smoke Detectors" • "Lobster Tale" • "Double Dog Dare" • "Mooove It On Over" • "Shipwrecked" • "Mall Pups" • "Shrewzle Watch" • "The Life You Save" • "Spots and Shots" • "On the Lamb" • "Treasure of Swamp Island" • "Lord of the Termites" • "Fountain of Youth" • "Walk a Mile in My Tracks" • "Cruella World" • "Hail to the Chief" • "Food for Thought" • "The Maltese Chicken" • "Film Fatale" • "My Fair Chicken" • "Snow Bounders" • "Gnaw or Never" • "Poison Ivy" • "Twelve Angry Pups" • "The Good-bye Chick" • "Robo-Rolly" • "Splishing and Splashing" • "Virtual Lucky" • "Cupid Pups" • "The Artist Formerly Known as Spot" • "The Nose Knows" • "K is for Kibble" • "Humanitarian of the Year" • "Beauty Pageant Pandemonium" • "Hog-Tied" • "Coup DeVil" • "Every Little Crooked Nanny" • "Cone Head" • "Channels" • "Un-Lucky" • "The Making of..." • "Best of Show" • "Walk on the Wild Side" • "Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move" • "DeVil-Age Elder" • "Jurassic Bark" • "My Fair Moochie" • "Dog Food Day Afternoon" • "Spot's Fairy God-Chicken" • "Good Neighbor Cruella" • "Animal House Party" • "Dalmatian Vacation, Part I - Road Warriors" • "Dalmatian Vacation, Part II - Cross-Country Calamity" • "Dalmatian Vacation, Part III - Dearly Beloved"
101 Dalmatian Street
Shorts: "Merry Pups" • "Muddy Pups" • "Prank Pups" • "Ransom Pups" • "Target Pups" • "Yoga Pups" • "Jurassic Pups" "Space Pups" • "Disco Pups" • "Diva Pups"
Season One: "Dog's Best Friend" • "Boom Night" • "Power to the Puppies" • "Who The Dog Do You Think You Are?" • "Walkies on the Wild Side" • "May Contain Nuts" • "Winter Funderland" • "Snow Day" • "Perfect Match" • "All Fired Up" • "Poetry Scam" • "Crushed Out" • "Girls' Day Out" • "The Woof Factor" • "The Nose Job" • "My Fair Dolly" • "Flea-Mageddon" • "A Right Royal Rumble" • "Dal-Martians" • "A Date with Destiny... Dallas and Déjà Vu" • The Wow of MiaowFear WindowThe Dog HouseA Summer to RememberLong Tongue DayDoggy Da VinciLondon, We Have a ProblemIt's My PartyFox in the Dog HouseFetchDon't Push Your LuckThe Curse of the FerrydogThe Walls Are AliveDiamond DogsRide AlongPoodlewolfThe Longest NightBalancing ActDawkins Strikes BackPoodlefall!Dotty DancingYappily Ever AfterD-FactorPuppy DreamsDante's InfernoBetter the De Vil You KnowThe De Vil Wears Puppies

LondonRegents ParkDe Vil ManorDinsfordDearly FarmGruteley CountyCherry Tree FarmHouse of DeVil101 Dalmatian Street2nd Time AroundLiberty LondonHouse of BaronessJohn's Apartment
Films: Cruella De VilKanine KrunchiesDalmatian PlantationPlayful MelodyI See SpotsTry AgainYou're the OneDigga Digga DogSo Fabulous, So FierceWho's Sorry Now?Perhaps, Perhaps, PerhapsLivin' ThingCall Me CruellaThese Boots Are Made for Walkin'I'm Gettin' Good at Being BadCruellaWhat Can a Bird Do?The Language of Dogs

Animated Storybook: I Love FurPuppies, Oh, PuppiesTwilight BarkUp the StairCover Yourselves with Soot
Television series: 1-0-1Dalmatian VacationSurf PuppiesI Got My Pups with MeIt's a Dog's LifeIn the HouseDolly's RapDogs are Out for Summer SunIt's a PrankWe're Sending You Love
Deleted: Don't Buy a Parrot from a SailorMarch of the One Hundred and OneCheerio, Good-Bye, Toodle-oo, Hip Hip!One Hundred and OneThe Creation of Cruella De Vil

See also
Cruella's carJasper and Horace's truckThe Thunderbolt Adventure HourWhat's My Crime?The Disney AfternoonHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeThe Further Adventures of Thunderbolt