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Abington Hall, Great Abington

  • Earlier Houses: The first Abington Hall was the medieval manor house of the earls of Oxford.

    Built / Designed For: Maximilian Western

    House & Family History: The current House is nine bays and two-and-a-half stories tall with a Roman Doric porch of four columns.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Humphry Repton laid out the park circa 1800 for John Mortlock, a Cambridge banker.

  • Architect: Humphry Repton

    Date: Circa 1800
    Designed: Landscaped grounds

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  • Title: Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1977
    Reference: pg. 395
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710108
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Reference: pg. 3
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford, 13th century. Robert Taylor, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Maximilian Western, 18th century. Sampson Eardley (Gideon), 1st Baron Eardley, late 18th century (tenant). General John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, early 19th century (tenant). William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington, early 19th century (tenant). John Mortlock, early 19th century; Mortlock family here until the 1940s.

    Current Ownership Type: Other

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Owned by British Welding Research Association; the house is used as flats and offices.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No