DiCamillo Companion
England

Alscot Park

  • Collections: James West was a great bibliophile; after his death in 1772 a large majority of his collection was purchased by the 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (it is today part of the collection of the British Library). John Michael Rysbrack's 1760 bust of William Shakespeare was sold at Christie's on July 15, 1986, for £291,600, where it was purchased by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Alscot Estate stands at 4,000 acres today.

  • Architect: James West

    Date: 1762-64
    Designed: South Wing
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Thomas Hopper

    Date: 1825
    Designed: Porch

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 20, 1853.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, 1819.

    Country Life: CXXIII, 1064 plan, 1124, 1184, 1958.

  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Father Brown" (2015 - TV series, as the Francis family home in the episode "The Time Machine").
  • Current Seat / Home of: Emma Holman-West; West family here since 1747.

    Past Seat / Home of: James West, 1747-72; James Roberts West I, 1790-1838; James Roberts West II, 1838-82.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Open by appointment for groups only

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access

    Phone: 01789-450-451

    Fax: 01789-450-884

    Email: contact@alscot.co.uk

    Website: http://www.alscot.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No