An 1820 engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
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.
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)
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
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