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Cadland Park (Cadland House) (Cadland Manor)

  • 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 Brown

    Date: 1775-78
    Designed: House, together with Henry Holland, and grounds for The Hon. Robert Drummond

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    Architect: Henry Holland

    Date: 1775-78 & 1782
    Designed: House, together with Capability Brown (1775-78); additions to House (1782) and cottage orné

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    Architect: Jeffry Wyatville (Wyattville) (Wyatt)

    Date: 1837-38
    Designed: Enlarged and remodeled House for A.R. Drummond

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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: 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
    ISBN: 1854108204
    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
    ISBN: 0300072074
    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)
    ISBN: 0300035530
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • Past Seat / Home 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

    Website: https://www.cadland.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No