An 1820 engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
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.
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
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.