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England

Ampthill Park

  • 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."

  • Architect: William Oldham Chambers

    Designed: Remodeled side blocks, added 3-sided bay to northeast block, encased the whole house in stucco

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  • 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
    ISBN: 9780711227699
    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