Earlier Houses: The current house was built on the site of Benham Valence Manor, an earlier manor house.
Built / Designed For: 6th Earl of Craven
House & Family History: Benham is a stone house, nine bays wide and three stories high, with a fine portico of four unfluted Ionic columns. The House was sold in 2011 to developers Harry Marriott and Michael Fresson for £5 million and later served as offices for a number of IT companies.
Comments: Pevsner calls the Gatepiers and Lodges at the northeast corner "excellent."
Garden & Outbuildings: The Gatepiers on the northwest corner are believed to have come from Hamstead Marshall.
Architect: Henry HollandDate: 1772-75
Architect: Robert William Furze BrettinghamDate: 1789
Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
Year Published: NA
Reference: January 2002, pg. 11
Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
Book Type: Magazine
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
Title: Buildings of England: Berkshire, The
Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus
Year Published: 1966
Publisher: London: Penguin Books
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: William Craven, 6th Baron Craven, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Unknown
Primary Current Ownership Use: Unknown
Ownership Details: Today headquarters for Prime Business Solutions Ltd (Prime UK)