The House from a circa 1900 postcard
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.
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.
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