The House from a 1779 engraving
Detail of an early 19th century bat-printed French Creil creamware plate, the design of which was based on the 1779 engraving of the House.
An 1829 Drummonds Bank check drawn on the account of Gerald Lenox-Conyngham in the amount of £5
Built / Designed For: The Hon. Robert Drummond
House & Family History: Robert Drummond (1729-1804), a younger son of the 4th Viscount Strathallan (a Jacobite killed on the battlefield at Culloden) and senior partner in the famous banking house of Drummonds, commissioned Capability Brown and his son-in-law, Henry Holland, both customers of the bank (see "Images" section for a 19th century Drummonds check), to design him a new house and park. Cadland was requisitioned by the British army during World War II; in the 1950s the House was acquired under the Defence of the Realm Act as a location for an oil refinery. It was demolished in 1953.
House Replaced By: Cadland Manor, created in the 1930s from elements of Holland's cottage orné, is the family seat today.
Collections: Robert Drummond was an important collector of Wedgwood and purchased regularly from the firm (Josiah Wedgwood was also a client of Drummonds Bank). Drummond's collection, which is particularly rich in green Jasperware, remains in the hands of the family trustees today.
Architect: Lancelot BrownDate: 1775-78
Architect: Henry HollandDate: 1775-78 & 1782
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: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 56, 1854.
Title: England's Lost Houses From the Archives of Country Life
Author: Worsley, Giles
Year Published: 2002
Reference: pg. 187
Publisher: London: Aurum Press
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pgs. 168, 528, 1202
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
Title: Treasure Houses of Britain, The - SOFTBACK
Author: Jackson-Stops, Gervase (Editor)
Year Published: 1985
Reference: pg. 487
Publisher: Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art (New Haven: Yale University Press)
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Grade II*
Past Seat of: The Hon. Robert Drummond, 1772-1804; Andrew Robert Drummond, 1833-65; Cyril Drummond, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No