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Broughton Castle

  • 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.

  • Architect: George Gilbert Scott

    Date: Circa 1867
    Designed: Alterations

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    Architect: Sanderson Miller

    Date: Circa 1768
    Designed: Redecoration of the Hall, Long Gallery, and other rooms in the Gothic style.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • 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
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show" (1975 - TV). "The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella" (1976). "Joseph Andrews" (1977). "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1982 - TV movie). "Oxford Blues" (1983). "Lady Jane" (1984 - filmed almost entirely at Broughton). "Keeping Up Appearances" (1990 - TV series, as the stately home in the episode "Stately Home"). "Three Men and a Little Lady" (1990). "The Madness of King George" (1994). "Noel Edmund's House Party" (1994 & 1997- TV). "Emma" (1996 - TV mini series, as Donwell Abbey). "Shakespeare in Love" (1998 - as the home of Viola De Lesseps). "Friends and Crocodiles" (2005 - TV movie, for exteriors of Lizzie's garden wedding). "The Virgin Queen" (2005 - TV mini series). "Jane Eyre" (2011). "Wolf Hall" (2015 - BBC TV mini series, as the home in exile of Queen Katherine of Aragon). "The Crown" (2020 - TV series, as interior of the Queen Mother's Castle of Mey in the episode "The Hereditary Principle").
  • Current Seat / Home of: Martin Guy Fiennes, 22nd 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; Nathaniel Thomas Allen Fiennes, 21st Baron Saye and Sele, 1968-2024.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01295-276-070

    Fax: 01295-722-547

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.broughtoncastle.com/

    Historic Houses Member: Yes