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Boreham House

  • Built / Designed For: Benjamin Hoare

    House & Family History: Henry Ford purchased the estate in 1930; the house was used as the European Tractor and Equipment Training Centre of the Ford Motor Company until 1990s. In 1999 Boreham House returned to private ownership.

    Comments: Pevsner called the saloon and the entrance hall rooms of "surprising splendour."

  • Architect: Henry Flitcroft

    Date: 1727
    Designed: House for Benjamin Hoare
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: John Johnson

    Date: 1802-03
    Designed: Alterations to House

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    Architect: Thomas Hopper

    Date: 1812
    Designed: Extensions to House

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  • Country Life: XXXVI, 54 plan, 1914.

  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Reference: pgs. 42, 66
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: January 1999, pg. 14
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: Benjamin Hoare, 18th century. Sir John Tyssen Tyrrell, 2nd Bt., until 1877. Henry Ford, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Today a wedding and corporate entertaining venue.

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access

    Phone: 01245-200-777

    Email: enquiries@borehamhouse.co.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No