DiCamillo Companion

Bowden Park

  • Earlier Houses: There was a 17th century house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Barnard Dickinson

    House & Family History: Barnard Dickinson was heir to a great Jamaican fortune; he engaged James Wyatt to build him Bowden in the classical style. The south facade is ashlar-faced and has a bow with four giant unfluted Ionic columns. In late 2020 Bowden, together with 1,450 acres, was listed for sale for £35 million.

    Comments: Pevsner called Bowden "an exceptionally perfect example of its date."

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1796
    Designed: House for Barnard Dickinson

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  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. New, I. pls. 1, 2, 1802.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Wiltshire, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget
    Year Published: 1999
    Reference: pg. 120
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710264
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: George Johnson, 17th century. Ezekiel Dickinson, mid-18th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Barnard Dickinson, late 18th-early 19th centuries. Capt. John Neilson Gladstone, 19th century. Peacock family, mid-20th century. Arnold Weinstock, Baron Weinstock, 1967-2002.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No