DiCamillo Companion

Alscot Park

  • Collections: John Michael Rysbrack's 1760 bust of William Shakespeare was sold at Christie's on July 15, 1986, for £291,600. The bust was purchased by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. James West I was a great bibliophile; after his death in 1773 a great majority of his collection was purchased by the 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (today in the collection of the British Library).

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Alscot Estate is 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").
  • Seat of: Emma Holman-West; West family here since 1747.

    Past Seat of: James Roberts West, 19th century.

    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