DiCamillo Companion

Chewton Priory (Chewton House)

  • Built / Designed For: Waldegrave family

    House & Family History: Chewton Priory was built pre-1791 for the Waldegrave family in the Gothick style. The House was demolished circa 1955 and nothing remains today, save the late 18th century Gothick-style Lodge.

    House Replaced By: Chewton House is probably the estate's late 17th century manor house.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The extant Gothick-style Lodge has a tree trunk veranda.

  • Title: Destruction of the Country House, The
    Author: Strong, Roy; Binney, Marcus; Harris, John
    Year Published: 1974
    Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
    ISBN: 0500270052X
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1958
    Publisher: London: Penguine Books
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
    ISBN: 0312046405
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: James Sherbrooke Waldegrave, 13th Earl Waldegrave; Waldegrave family here since the 18th century. The current earl lives in Chewton House, the old country house of Chewton Priory having been demolished circa 1955.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No