DiCamillo Companion

Blachford Park (Blachford House)

  • Earlier Houses: There was very likely at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: Blachford was purchased in 2011 for a purported £8 million by Alexander Darwall, infamously called “the most loathed man in the country” by Guy Singh-Watson, founder of Riverford Organic. Darwall earned this moniker as a major funder of Brexit and as someone who has enclosed common land at Blachford and at his Suisgill Estate in Scotland.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits within a 4,000-acre estate.

  • Architect: James Green

    Date: 1827
    Designed: Landscaping and lake

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  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Alexander Darwall; here since 2011.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Rogers family.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house can be booked for pheasant shoots and deer stalking.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Website: https://blachfordestate.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No