DiCamillo Companion

Creech Grange

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Oliver Laurence

    House & Family History: Sir Oliver Lawrence acquired the land on which Creech Grange sits in 1539 from the former Bindon Abbey, near Wool, after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Only fragments remain of the original house built by Lawrence before his death in 1559, partly because it was damaged by fire by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War, and finally because, in 1846, the entire front was taken down and rebuilt in the local Tudor style by The Rev. Nathaniel Bond. Lawrence was an ancestor of George Washington.

  • Architect: Francis Cartwright

    Date: 1738-41
    Designed: Refronted South Side of House

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  • 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: Vol. I, p. 65, 1852.

    Country Life: LXX, 252, 282 [Furniture], 1931.

  • Title: Country Houses of Dorset
    Author: Oswald, Arthur
    Year Published: 1935
    Publisher: London: Country Life Ltd.
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: Norman Hayward

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir Oliver Laurence (Lawrence), 16th century. Nathaniel Bond, 17th century; Dennis Bond, 18th century; The Rev. Nathaniel Bond, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No