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Dalby Hall

  • House & Family History: During World War II Dalby served as the regional Lincolnshire headquarters for the Auxiliary Units. Organized by the super-secret Special Operations Executive (SOE), the Auxiliary Units were small bands of volunteers organized as independent cells and setup throughout England by Churchill to act as an underground guerilla force to fight the occupiers, should Britain be invaded by Germany. The official acknowledgement that this program existed only came about in the 1990s. Coleshill House in Oxfordshire was the headquarters of the Auxiliary Units and its primary training center. In 2011 the House, together with 1,000 acres, was listed for sale for £12 million.

  • Architect: James Fowler

    Date: 1856
    Designed: Rebuilt House after fire for J.W. Preston

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: J.W. Preston, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No