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England

Ardington House

  • Built / Designed For: Edward Clarke

    House & Family History: Ardington is a lovely Baroque house built circa 1720 for Edward Clarke by the Strong family, master masons of Oxford who worked on Blenheim Palace. The Estate was purchased by Robert Vernon in 1833. Vernon is notable for making a fortune selling horses to the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars; he later donated a collection of paintings to the British nation.

  • Architect: Thomas Strong

    Date: Circa 1720
    Designed: House for Edward Clarke
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 937
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Baring family

    Past Seat / Home of: Edward Clarke, 18th century. Robert Vernon, 19th century. Brigadier General Robert James Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01235-821-566

    Fax: 01235-821-151

    Website: http://www.ardingtonhouse.com

    Historic Houses Member: Yes