The Front Facade from an early 20th century postcard
The side facade from an early 20th century postcard
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.
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
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