DiCamillo Companion
England

Caverswall Castle

  • House & Family History: In 1811 Caverswall was purchased by the Benedictines, who used the House as a nunnery; they sold it in 1853 to Sir Perceval Radcliffe, who sold Caverswall in 1891 to W.E. Bowers. Mr. Bowers sold the House in 1933 to the Sisters of the Holy Ghost, who, in turn, sold it in 1965 to the Daughters of the House of Mary. The daughters sold up in 1977 and the House was converted back into a private home. In February of 2015 Caverswall was listed for sale for £3 million with Sotheby's.

  • Architect: Robert Smythson

    Date: Circa 1615
    Designed: House for Matthew Cradock
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    Architect: John Smythson

    Date: Circa 1615
    Designed: House for Matthew Cradock
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Country Life: XXIX, 886, plan, 1911.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Robin MacDonald

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Caverswall family, 13th to 15th century. Montgomery family, 15th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Matthew Cradock, 17th century. William Joliffe, 17th century. William Vane, 2nd Viscount Vane, 17th century. Sir Perceval Radcliffe, 19th century. W.E. Bowers, 1891-1933.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No