DiCamillo Companion

Bignor Park

  • Earlier Houses: The current house replaced an earlier (late 16th century) house on the site.

    Built / Designed For: John Hawkins

  • Architect: William Sawrey Gilpin

    Date: 1820s
    Designed: Park for John Hawkins

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    Architect: Henry Harrison

    Date: 1826-29
    Designed: House for John Hawkins

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: Edward John Hallam Bigham, 5th Viscount Mersey

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Richard Pellatt, late 16th century. Nicholas Turner, 18th century. John Hawkins, until 1827. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Hawkins, 1827-77. Charles Clive Bigham, 2nd Viscount Mersey, 1926-56; Edward Clive Bigham, 3rd Viscount Mersey, 1956-79; Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey, 1979-2006.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The grounds and outbuildings can be booked for weddings and events. The house can be toured by booked groups.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 07798-807-043

    Historic Houses Member: Yes