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Campsey Ash House (Campsea Ash High House) (High House) (Ashe High House)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house of 1558-1600, built by John Glover, that was destroyed by fire in 1865 and replaced by the 19th century house that is the focus of this record.

    Built / Designed For: John Sheppeard VI

    House & Family History: William Lowther was the younger brother of the 3rd Earl of Lonsdale. Lowther's oldest son was the speaker of the House of Commons from 1905 until 1921, when he was made Viscount Ullswater.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Coach House, Stables, Gardener's Cottage, and squash court were converted into multiple housing units in the 1950s. The former squash court is today called Campsea Ashe House.

  • Architect: Anthony Salvin

    Designed: Rebuilt the older House

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  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: John Glover, 16th century; William Glover, 17th century. John Sheppeard III, 18th century. SEATED AT 19TH CENTURY HOUSE: John Sheppeard VI, 19th century; Sheppeard family here from 1648 until 1883. The Hon. William Lowther, 1883-1912; James William Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater, 1912-49. Lady Delaney, 1949.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No