DiCamillo Companion

Brampton Park

  • Garden & Outbuildings: During World War I the Park was used to house German prisoners of war. In the early years of World War II evacuated children from London were housed on the Estate. In 1942 the United States Army Air Corps First Bomb Wing Headquarters was established on the site and it was used to billet American airmen. In 1955 Brampton Park became RAF Brampton and, among others, the Central Reconnaissance Establishment unit, which was formed at Brampton in 1957, was located there. RAF Brampton later was home to RAF Support Command. The base was closed in 2013.

  • Architect: Thomas Stedman Whitwell

    Date: 1821-22
    Designed: House for Lady Olivia Sparrow

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    Architect: John Buonarotti Papworth

    Date: 1825
    Designed: Decoration of Library and Dining Room for Lady Olivia Sparrow

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    Architect: John Nash

    Date: 1806-07
    Designed: Alterations and new offices for Lady Olivia Sparrow

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    Architect: Thomas Hopper

    Date: Circa 1820-35
    Designed: Unspecified work for Lady Olivia Sparrow
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pgs. 516, 692, 732, 1047
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Bernard, 17th century. Lady Olivia Sparrow, early 19th century; Brig. Gen. Robert Bernard Sparrow, 19th century. Alexander George Francis Drogo Montagu, 10th Duke of Manchester, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No