Built / Designed For: Lord Williams of Thame
House & Family History: Beckley is a moated house situated on a site said to have belonged to King Alfred the Great in the 9th century.
Garden & Outbuildings: The topiary garden was created in the 1920s as a form of living sculpture, with hedges dividing the garden into outdoor rooms.
Country Life: LXV, 400 plan, 1929.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Seat of: Feilding family; here since 1920.
Past Seat of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Roger D'Ivry, 12th century. King Edward III, 14th century. Richard, Duke of Cornwall, later King Richard II, 14th century. Hamden family. Verney family. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Lord Williams of Thame, 16th century. Norrey family, 16th century. Ledwell family, 17th century. Montagu Bertie, 7th Earl of Abingdon, 19th century. Basil Feilding, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No