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Chilton Lodge (Chilton Park)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier 16th century house called Chilton Park to the west of the current house.

    House & Family History: Chilton Lodge is an early 19th century house in the classical Palladian style. During the 1930s the design and manufacture of the Chilton Monoplane was based at Chilton Lodge. During World War II the Park at Chilton was a base for 1,500 American airborne troops (aircraft instruments were also made here during the War). In the 1950s Chilton Lodge was where the Chilton shaver socket, the Chilton rechargeable flashlight, and early dishwashing machines were all manufactured.

  • Architect: Humphry Repton

    Date: Early 19th century
    Designed: Park

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    Architect: Arthur William Blomfield

    Date: 19th century
    Designed: Altered House

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    Architect: William Pilkington

    Date: 1800
    Designed: Rebuilt House for John Pearse

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 756
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Sarah Scrope

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Thomas Hinton, 16th century. Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, 17th century. John Holwell, 18th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Pearse, late 18th-early 19th centuries. Sir William Pearce, late 19th-early 20th centuries (not related to John Pearse). Whitelaw Reid, early 20th century. The Hon. Sir John and Lady Ward, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01488-682-581

    Email: office@chiltonestate.org

    Website: http://www.chiltonestate.org

    Historic Houses Member: No