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Barham Court (Barham House) (Teston Hall), Teston

  • House & Family History: In the 12th century Barham was the seat of Reginald Fitz Urse, one of the knights who murdered Thomas Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral. Barham Court was remodeled by Latrobe circa 1791-92 (his first job); after a fire, Sir Herbert Baker rebuilt and restored the House, 1932-33. In the 19th century William Wilberforce was a frequent houseguest of the first Lady Barham, who is said to have inspired and supported him to end slavery in the British Empire.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Ionic pilastered Orangery is extant, as are the red brick Stables, built around a square courtyard with a clock dated 1792.

  • Architect: Benjamin Henry Latrobe

    Date: Circa 1791-92
    Designed: Remodeled House for 1st Lord Barham

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    Architect: Herbert Baker

    Date: 1932-33
    Designed: Rebuilt and remodeled House after fire

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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: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 635
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, The
    Author: Newman, John
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710388
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Reginald Fitz Urse, 12th century. Robert de Berham, 12th century; Berham family (later Barham) here 12th-16th centuries. Sir Oliver Boteler (later Butler), 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Bouverie family, 18th century. Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Wedding & Event Venue

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01622-618-600

    Email: info@barhamcourt.co.uk

    Website: http://www.barhamcourt.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No