The Rear Facade
The Interior Porch in the Oak Room
The Walled Garden
The House on a plate from the Enoch Woods "Castles Series" of blue and white porcelain
Built / Designed For: Sir John de Broughton
House & Family History: William, 8th Lord Saye and Sele, was a political participant in the 17th century. When Charles I attempted to rule without the support of the Parliament, William opposed him. The House was thereafter used as a clandestine meeting place for the those in opposition to the king. During the English Civil War, William gathered a regiment and fought at the Battle of Edgehill with his four sons. Broughton was captured after the battle.
Garden & Outbuildings: Broughton stands on an island enclosed by a three-acre moat.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 136, 1852.
Country Life: IX, 112, 1901. LXVII, 50 plan, 84, 126, 1930. CLX, 1636, 1758 plan, 1834, 1976.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pg. 655
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Current Seat / Home of: Nathaniel Thomas Allen Fiennes, 21st Baron Saye and Sele.
Past Seat / Home of: Sir John de Broughton, 14th century. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, 14th century. Richard Fiennes, 16th century. Gregory William Eardley-Twisleton-Fiennes, 14th Baron Saye and Sele, until 1844; William Thomas Eardley-Twisleton-Fiennes, 15th Baron Saye and Sele, 1844-47; Frederick Benjamin Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 16th Baron Saye and Sele, 1847-87; John Fiennes Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 17th Baron Saye and Sele, 1887-1907; Geoffrey Cecil Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 18th Baron Saye and Sele, 1907-37; Geoffrey Rupert Cecil Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 19th Baron Saye and Sele, 1937-49; Ivo Murray Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 20th Baron Saye and Sele, 1949-68.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home