House & Family History: John Asburnham assisted Charles I in his escape from Hampton Court in 1647. He also advocated for the House of Stuart and was thus lodge in the Tower of London for much of the Commonwealth. His great-grandson was made an earl in 1730. The House was demolished in 1926 and Earl Asburnham sold Asburnham House in Little Dean's Yard to the crown.
Comments: John Asburnham assisted Charles I in his escape from Hampton Court in 1647.
Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
Year Published: 1981
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Destroyed
Past Seat / Home of: John Ashburnham, 1st Earl of Ashburnham, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
Ownership Details: Asburnham House in Little Dean's Yard is currently used as part of Westminster School.
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No