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England

Courteenhall House

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier 16th century manor house was demolished in 1792 and replaced by the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Sir William Wake, 9th Bt.

    Comments: Courteenhall is considered the best surviving work of Samuel Saxon.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Courteenhall has formal gardens, fine herbaceous beds, and an important arboretum that's noted for its rare specimens.

  • Architect: Samuel Simon Saxon

    Date: 1791-93
    Designed: House for Sir William Wake

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    Architect: Humphry Repton

    Date: 1790s
    Designed: Park for Sir William Wake

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    Architect: John Carr

    Date: Post 1763
    Designed: Stables for Sir William Wake
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. I, pls. 67, 68, 1802.

    John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 28, 1854.

    Country Life: LXXXVI, 144, 172, 1939.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 226
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Irish Georgian Society Newsletter
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Summer 2004, pg. 6
    Publisher: Dublin: Irish Georgian Society
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

    Title: Gardens of England and Wales Open for Charity, 2000 (The Yellow Book)
    Author: The National Gardens Scheme
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: Surrey: National Gardens Scheme
    ISBN: 0900558326
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: In Celebration: The Art of the Country House
    Author: Hearn, Karen; Upstone, Robert; Waterfield, Giles
    Year Published: 1998
    Publisher: London: Tate Gallery Publishing
    ISBN: 1854372777
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: January 1999, pg. 15
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Seat of: Sir Hereward Charles Wake, 15th Bt.; Wake family here since 1672.

    Past Seat of: Sir William Wake, 9th Bt., 1793-1846; Sir Charles Wake, 10th Bt., 19th century; Sir Hereward Wake, 13th Bt., 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Historic Houses Member: No