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Blagdon Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Matthew White

    House & Family History: The White-Ridley family for many years leased No. 10 Carlton House Terrace as their London home.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens were extensively redesigned the 1930s by Sir Edwin Lutyens, whose daughter Ursula was married to the 3rd Viscount Ridley. The garden contains the only surviving bronze of John Graham Lough's gigantic statue of Milo of Croton, while the Estate is home to "The Lady of the North," a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure.

  • Architect: Edwin Landseer Lutyens

    Date: 1930s
    Designed: Redesigned gardens

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    Architect: James Paine, Sr.

    Date: 1752-56
    Designed: South Range for for Sir Matthew White, Bt.

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    Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1778-91
    Designed: Stables and decoration of Dining Room and other interiors for Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt.

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    Architect: Ignatius Bonomi

    Date: 1826-30
    Designed: Added porte cochere to South Facade (1826). Added portico to East Façade for Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt. (1830), removed after 1944 fire.

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  • Country Life: Christopher Hussey in CXII, 188, 260, 396, 1952.

  • Title: In Celebration: The Art of the Country House
    Author: Hearn, Karen; Upstone, Robert; Waterfield, Giles
    Year Published: 1998
    Publisher: London: Tate Gallery Publishing
    ISBN: 1854372777
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pgs. 138, 770, 1184
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland
    Author: Faulkner, Thomas; Lowery, Phoebe
    Year Published: 1996
    Publisher: Yorkshire: Jill Raines
    ISBN: 0951649426
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Seat of: Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley; White Ridley family here since 1698.

    Past Seat of: Sir Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Bt., 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access to Grounds Only

    Phone: 01670-789-621

    Fax: 01670-789-235

    Email: enquiries@blagdonestate.co.uk

    Website: http://www.blagdonestate.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No