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England

Chateau Impney (Impney Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: John Corbett

    House & Family History: Chateau Impney was designed for John Corbett, a wealthy salt manufacturer known as "the King of the Midlands Salt Industry." Corbett married a French woman (very likely his children's nanny) and built Impney Hall, as it was then called, to remind his wife of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. There was nothing like the Louis XIII style house in England at the time, French being an unpopular style for the exterior of houses. Legend has it that 3,000 men worked to build the amazing over-the-top house.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The House today sits in 150 acres of grounds.

  • Architect: Auguste Tronquois

    Date: 1869
    Designed: House for John Corbett

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    Architect: Richard Phene Spiers

    Date: 1869
    Designed: Executant architect for Tronquois

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  • Title: England's Thousand Best Houses
    Author: Jenkins, Simon
    Year Published: 2003
    Reference: pgs. 846-847
    Publisher: London: Allen Lane
    ISBN: 0713995963
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Waddesdon Manor: The Heritage of a Rothschild House
    Author: Hall, Michael (Text); Taylor, John Bigelow (Photographs)
    Year Published: 2002
    Reference: pg. 44
    Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    ISBN: 0810932393
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Corbett, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Conference Center

    Ownership Details: Today Chateau Impney & Regent Centre

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01905-774-411

    Fax: 01905-772-371

    Email: reservations@chateau-impney.com

    Website: http://www.chateau-impney.com

    Historic Houses Member: No