DiCamillo Companion

Chew Magna Manor (Chew Court)

  • House & Family History: William Penn preached at Chew Magna in 1687. In 1940 the Estate was purchased by the Sisters of the Order of Our Lady of the Missions, who operated a convent and boarding school here until the early 21st century. Chew Magna was listed for sale for £2.5 million in October 2002; it was later redeveloped for residential use.

  • Country Life: CXXIX, 1480, 1538, 1961.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Richard Vickris, 17th century. Summer family, 18th century. William Adlam, 19th century; Adlam family here from circa 1855 until 1940.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No