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Robin Alston Country Houses Libraries England

Robin Alston Country Houses Libraries England

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ENGLAND
This is a large file! All county names (after the first) are bookmarked. The arrangement of entries is by county,within county by place. Family names are followed by approximate date of house, where this has been established. If you know the name of the house, but are uncertain of its precise location, use the House Index. There are also indexesof Places, giving country and county codes, and Names of Houses.Bedfordshire - Berkshire - Buckinghamshire - Cambridgeshire - Cheshire - CornwallCumberland - Derbyshire - Devon - Dorset - Durham - Essex - GloucestershireHampshire - Herefordshire - Hertfordshire - Huntingdonshire - Kent - LancashireLeicestershire - Lincolnshire - Middlesex - Northumberland - NorthamptonshireNorfolk - Nottinghamshire - Oxfordshire - Rutland - Shropshire - SomersetStaffordshire - Suffolk - Surrey - Sussex - Warwickshire - WestmorlandWiltshire - Worcestershire - Yorkshire
PLACE INDEX-HOUSE INDEX
BEDFORDSHIREAMPTHILL
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Ampthill Park Ashburnham - Fitzwilliam - Fitzpatrick - Fox
1661
Built by John Ashburnham, Lord Ashburnham, in 1661. 1720 passed to Richard, Viscount Fitzwilliam; 1736 AnneFitzpatrick, Lady Gowran. Owned by Henry Richard Vassall Fox - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. I, 1818. Bought by theDuke of Bedford in 1842. VCH Bedfordshire.BATTLESDEN
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Battlesden Park Duncombe - Bathurst - Page - Turner
1580?
Duncombe family to 1706. Then Allen Bathurst, Baron Bathurst. Sold in 1724 to Sir Gregory Page. Owned by SirGregory Osborne Page Turner - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. I, 1818. VCH Bedfordshire.BROMHAM
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Bromham HallBray - Dyve - Trevor - Hampden - Rice
1580+
Bray family to 1565; then Sir Lewis Dyve (d. 1592) who built the house. Sold 1708 by Lewis Dyve to Sir ThomasTrevor (d. 1730), created Baron Trevor in 1712. Passed 1764 to Robert Trevor who assumed the name of |Hampden -Viscount Hampden 1776. Thomas Trevor Hampden (d. 1824); passed to George Rice Rice. VCH Bedfordshire.BUSHMEAD
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Bushmead PrioryGery
1710+
Built by William Gery (d. 1755). Gery family since medieval times. Owned 1852 by William H.W. Gery. J.B. Burke,Visitation, I, 1852, 82.CADDINGTON
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Markyate CellCoppin - Pittman - Howell - Adey
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Bought by Thomas Coppin 1657. Originally Markyate Priory. John R. Coppin died 1781; passed to Rev JohnPittman [= Coppin] (d. 1794). Sold ca. 1795 to Joseph Howell; 1825 to Daniel G. Adey. Adey family to 20 cent. VCHBedfordshire. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 122.CAMPTON
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Campton HouseVentris - Field - Osborne
1590+
Acquired by John Ventris in 1560. Probably built by Sir Francis Ventris (d. 1627). Passed to John Field in 1743. SirCharles Ventris Field sold to Sir George Osborne ca. 1800. VCH Bedfordshire.FLITTON CUM SILSOE
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Wrest HouseGrey - Weddel
1839
Remodelled ca. 1780 in the French chateau style. Rebuilt by 1st Earl de Grey, Baron Lucas. In the Grey family frommedieval times to 1859 when passed to Philip Weddel. Old house demolished. VCH Bedfordshire. Neale's Views, I,1818. English Heritage. Thomas Grey, Earl de Grey (d. 1859). Assuned name of Weddel in in 1803. The Greys of Ruthin go back to the 14 cent. as Earls of Kent. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 34. C. Campbell, VitruviusBritannicus, IV, 1739.FLITWICK 
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Flitwick HallHoneywood - Cotton - Russell
1620+
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Built by Robert Honeywood (d. 1627). Passed to Cotton family ca. 1650. Enlarged ca. 1750. Bought by the Duke of Bedford 1804. VCH Bedfordshire. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 8.GOLDINGTON
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Goldington HallAllen - Palmer - Falconer - Browne
1650?
Built by Sir Thomas Allen. Many changes in ownership. Palmer family ca. 1730. Pulled down 1848 and rebuilt byWilliam K. Browne. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, I, 1854, 22.HARLINGTON
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Harlington HouseWyngate - Pearse
1600?
Owned 1854 by George Pearse. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, I, 1854, 186.HINWICK 
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Hinwick HallTyringham - Alston - Orlebar - Levinz - Livesay
1620+
Built by Sir Thomas Tyringham (d. 1636). Sold 1638 to Alston family. Sold 1653 to Richard Orlebar. Passed toCreswell Leviz 1671. Passed to William Livesay. Livesays to 1767. Several owners after that. VCH Bedfordshire.HINWICK 
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Hinwick HouseOrlebar
1695+
Enlarged 1710. Orlebar family from 1647. Built by Richard Orlebar. John Orlebar (d. 1765). Orlebars to 20 cent.VCH Bedfordshire. [Anon] Hinwick House. [Derby, 1960].HOUGHTON CONQUEST
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Houghton HouseConquest - Gowran - Holland - Russell
1608+
Built by Sir Edmund Conquest (d. 1634). Sold 1741 to Lord Gowran. Passed 1818 to Lord Holland. Bought by theDuke of Bedford 1849. VCH Bedfordshire.HOUGHTON REGIS
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Houghton Hall [House]Egerton - Brandreth - Russell
1680+
Bought from John Egerton, 1st Earl of Bridgewater 1654. Sold 1750 by Henry Brandreth to Duke of Bedford - thentenanted. VCH Bedfordshire.LUTON
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Luton HooStuart
1762
Owned by John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute - W. Watts, The Seats of the Nobility. Chelsea, 1779. Rebuilt in 1762. Largelibrary - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. I, 1818. VCH Bedfordshire. J. Bartlett, Selections, 1851. S. Jones, Views, 1829. W.Watts, Seats, 1779.LUTON
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Stockwood Park Crawley
1740+
Owned by Richard Crawley ca. 1707. Built by John Crawley. In Crawley family to 20 cent. VCH Bedfordshire.NORTHILL
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Ickwell BuryBarnardiston - Harvey
1683+
Bought by John Harvey 1680, who rebuilt the house. Harveys to 20 cent. VCH Bedfordshire. Country Life, 117, 1955,1174.OAKLEY
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Oakley HouseCobb - Bromsall - Russell
1670?
Built by Paul Cobb. Then owned by Bromsall family. Then by Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock - J.P. Neale'sViews, vol. I, 1818. VCH Bedfordshire.SANDY
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Hasells HallPym
1660?
The present house was built c. 1790 - the gardens designed by Repton. Home of the Pym family until 1945. Thelibrary was sold by R.C. Pearson (Cambridge) in 1945 - cat. in BL - SC Pearson. Now known as Hazells Hall.Converted to flats. VCH Bedfordshire. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 67.SHARNBROOK 
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The TofteBoteler - Cornish - Pitchford - Gambier
1613
Boteler family from 1543. Built by Sir Oliver Boteler (d. 1633). Sold 1765 to Vice-Admiral Sir Samuel Cornish (d.1770). Passed to Admiral Pitchford [=Cornish]. Passed to Admiral Gambier, who was lord of the manor in 1864.VCH Bedfordshire.SHEFFORD
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Chicksands PriorySnowe - Osborn
med 
Large library. Richard Snowe (D. 1553). Passed to Peter Osborn ca. 1575. Osborn family to 20 cent. Remodelled byJames Wyatt in 1814. Owned by Sir John Osborn - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. V, 1829. VCH Bedfordshire. S.& N. Buck, Antiquities, I, 1774. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, I, 1854, 187.SHEFFORD
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Southill Park Ongley - Whitbread
1795+
Owned by William Henry Whitbread, M.P. - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. V, 1829. VCH Bedfordshire.SHELTON
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Shelton HallMalory - Busby - Dillingham - Harris
1620?
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Malory family from 1445 to 1667. Sold by Peter Malory in 1667 to William Busby. Sold 1714 to TheophilusDillingham. Passed ca. 1800 to Henry Harris (d. 1842). VCH Bedfordshire.SOUTHILL
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Southill Park Byng
1700?
Owned by George Byng, Viscount Torrington - W. Watts, The Seats of the Nobility. Chelsea, 1779. VCHBedfordshire. S. Whitbread, Southill. London, 1951. C. Campbell, Vitruvius Britannicus, IV, 1739.TURVEY
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Turvey HouseHiggins
1740+
Built by John Higgins. In Higgins family to 20 cent. VCH Bedfordshire.WOBURN
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Woburn AbbeyRussell
1550+
Seat of the Dukes of Bedford since 16c. Library built by Henry Holland. There are two other libraries. J.P. Neale'sViews, vol. I, 1818. VCH Bedfordshire. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 190. C. Campbell, Vitruvius Britannicus, IV,1767. F.O. Morris, Series of Picturesque Views, vol. II, 1866+. S. Jones, Views, 1829. G.S. Thomson. Woburn Abbey.Derby: English Life, [1955].BERKSHIREABINGDON
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BesselsleighLeigh - Besils - Fettiplace - Lenthall
med 
Bought by William Lenthall, Speaker of the Long Parliament (d. 1662). Demolished 1784. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I,1852, 117.ALDERMASTON
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Aldermaston HouseForster - Stawel - Congreve
1500+
Owned by William Congreve - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828. J.B. Burke, Visitations, I, 8152, 46. Jones,Views, I, 1829. J. Nash, Mansions, III, 1841.ARBORFIELD
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Arborfield HallStanden - Aldworth - Reeves - Conroy
1654 
Standens pulled down old house. Edward Standen (d. 1730). Passed to Richard Aldworth. Sold to Pelsant Reeves;George Pelsant Dawson. Second house demolished 1835. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 186; 2nd series, II, 1855, 228.Third house built by Sir John Conroy.COLESHILL
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Coleshill HouseBouverie
1650
Built 1650, designed by Inigo Jones. Sir George Pratt; Pleydell family. Owned by Jacob Pleydell Bouverie, Earl of Radnor - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. I, 1818. C. Campbell, Vitruvius Britannicus, V, 1771.EASTHAMPSTEAD
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Easthampstead Park Trumbull - Sandys - Hill
1620?
Granted to William Trumbull (d. 1635), diplomatist. Owned by Sir William Trumbull, friend of Alexander Pope.Owned 1855 by grandson of 2nd Marquess of Downshire. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, II, 1855, 151.ENGLEFIELD
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Englefield HouseEnglefield - Wrighte - Benyon - De Beauvoir
med 
The Englefield family since medieval times. Benyon family since 1789. Owned by Richard Benyon De Beauvoir - J.P.Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828. Owned by Sir W. Benyon. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, II, 1855, 154. S.Jones, Views, 1829.FARINGDON
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BucklandYate - Throckmorton - Courtenay
1545
Yate family to 1690; then Sir Robert Throckmorton (d. 1721). Present house built 1757 by Sir Robert Throckmorton.Large library. Owned by Charles Courtenay (brother of Sir George Throckmorton) - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. I, 1818.J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 176. C. Campbell, Vitruvius Britannicus, IV, 1767. S. Jones, Views, 1829.HUNGERFORD
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LittlecoteDarell - Popham
1520+
Built by Darell family. Francis Popham (d. 1730). Passed to Lt Gen Edward W. Leyborne = Popham. Owned 1852 byEdward W. Popham. Numerous remodellings. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 5. Good library. [Anon] Littlecote. London,1900. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 5. S. Jones, Views, 1829. J. Nash, Mansions, II, 1840.LOWER BASILDON
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Basildon Park Fane - Sykes
1750?
Designed by Carr. Owned by Fane/Vane family; then Francis Sykes in 1766. Owned by Sir Francis Sykes - J.P.Neale's Views, 2nd series, vol. II, 1825. National Trust. G. Jackson-Stops, Basildon Park. London, 1982. W. Angus,Seats, 1787. C. Campbell, Ne w Vitruvius Britannicus, I, 1802. S. Jones, Views, 1929. Contents sold Oct. 16+ 1920.MAIDENHEAD
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