The House from an 1823 engraving from "Neale's Views of the Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland"
Built / Designed For: John, 1st Baron Ashburnham
House & Family History: On the death of Lord Upper Ossory in 1818, Ampthill became the seat of Lord and Lady Holland, the Whig man-and-wife team who were famous for the political and intellecutal gatherings they hosted at their London home, Holland House. During World War II there was a farming camp near Ampthill where volunteers recovered sugarbeet and were accommodated in tents on the grounds of the House. During the later 20th century Ampthill was a Cheshire Home for the Disabled. Ampthill Park was the burial place for the golden hare in the Kit Williams treasure hunt "Masquerade."
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. I, 1818.
Country Life: CL, 1085, 1971.
Title: Goodwood: Art and Architecture, Sport and Family
Author: Baird, Rosemary
Year Published: 2007
Reference: pg. 105
Publisher: London: Frances Lincoln Limited
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat of: John Ashburnham, 1st Baron Ashburnham, late 17th-early 18th centuries. John FitzPatrick, 1st Earl of Upper Ossory, 18th century. Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland, 19th century. Sir Albert Richardson, 1919-64.
Current Ownership Type: Other
Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family
Ownership Details: Converted to flats
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No