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Boughton Place (Bocton Place) (Bocton Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: Robert Corbie

    House & Family History: Boughton Place was the birthplace of Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639), James I's ambassador to Venice, provost of Eton, and author of "The Elements of Architecture." In 1573 Elizabeth I visited Boughton as part of her progress through Kent and Sussex. A 16th century oak-paneled room from Boughton Place has been in the collection of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco since 1981.

  • Country Life: LI, 536, 570, 1922.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Kent: West and the Weald, The 2012
    Author: Newman, John
    Year Published: 2012
    Reference: pg. 131
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300185096
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Robert Corbie, 14th century. Nicholas Wotton, 15th century; Sir Edward Wotton, 16th century; Sir Henry Wotton, 17th century; Charles Henry Kirkhoven, 1st Earl of Bellomont, until 1683. Charles Stanhope, 17th century; Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, until 1726; Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1726-50. Galfridus Mann, mid-18th century; Sir Horatio (Horace) Mann, 2nd Bt., until 1814. James Mann, 5th Earl Cornwallis, until 1852; Colonel Fiennes Stanley Wykeham Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis, until 1922.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No