DiCamillo Companion

Warneford Place (Warnford Place) (Sevenhampton Place)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site, elements of which were incorporated into the current 20th century house.

    House & Family History: In 1960 Ian Fleming, most famous as the creator of James Bond, purchased the remains of the old house and began a new house on the site. Naming it Sevenhampton Place, Fleming only lived here one year before his death; his widow, Ann, lived at Sevenhampton Place until her death in 1981 (Ian, Ann, and their son Caspar are buried in the churchyard of St. James in Sevenhampton). In 1987 the house was bought by the businessman Paddy McNally for £7 million and renamed Warneford Place, taking it back to its original name.

    Collections: The contents were auctioned in 1902. In 2004 the infamous Johnson Gang broke into Warneford Place and stole items worth £750,000.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Paddy McNally; here since 1987.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Warneford family, 17th century. Frederick Banbury, 1st Baron Banbury of Southam, until 1936. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Ian Fleming, 1963-64.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No