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Cricket St. Thomas (Cricket House)

  • House & Family History: Most of the interiors by Soane have been destroyed. In 1998 the entire Cricket St. Thomas Estate was put up for sale and subsequently purchased by Warner Leisure Hotels, which built two large blocks to the east of the House as part of a new hotel. Cricket St. Thomas is particularly noted for its TV fame, when its exterior was used as the fictional Grantleigh Manor the in the TV series "To the Manor Born."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: For 20 years during the 20th century there was a wildlife park on the estate. Today the House sits in a Park of 160 acres.

  • Architect: John Soane

    Date: 1786-95
    Designed: Enlarged Cricket Lodge, built The Admiral's Seat for Sir Alexander Hood.

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  • Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: January 1999, pgs. 6-7
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "To the Manor Born" (1979-81 - used as exteriors of Grantleigh Manor).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Alexander Hood, 18th century. Charlotte Mary Hood, Baroness Bridport and 3rd Duchess of Bronté, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Cricket St. Thomas Hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 0146-030-111

    Fax: 0146-030-817

    Website: https://www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No