Built / Designed For: Sir Bysshe Shelley
House & Family History: This amazing house was built in 1790 by the architect Biagio Rebecca for Sir Bysshe Shelley, the poet's grandfather. The Entrance Facade is made of flint and stone in the Gothick style, with a symmetrical three-towered center. The Garden Facade was built of white stone and brick in the Greco-Palladian style. The interior contains a grand circular Hall with a glass dome and a spiral staircase.
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. 15, 1852.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Seat of: Lady Colin Campbell, since 2014.
Past Seat of: Sir Bysshe Shelley, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: The House is available for weddings and corporate events.