DiCamillo Companion

Dixton Manor

  • Built / Designed For: John Higford

    House & Family History: The estate at Dixton is listed in the "Domesday Book." The current Dixton Manor is a mid-16th century Cotswold stone manor house built by John Higford (Johannes Huggeford), whose name is inscribed over the entrance porch. John Higford was knighted by Elizabeth I in 1592, when she visited Dixton Manor while staying at nearby Sudeley Castle. In 1945 the Dixton Estate was purchased by Sir Charles Hambro, who took Dixton as a smaller house after the family decamped from their seat of Milton Abbey. The Hambros added a wing in the 1950s and engaged John Fowler to decorate the interiors. The house, together with 152 acres, was listed for sale in June 2006 for £9 million.

  • Country Life: XCIX, 762, 808, 1946.

  • Title: Times, The (London newspaper)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Jun 9, 2006, Bricks and Mortar Section, pg. 28
    Publisher: London: Times Newspapers Ltd.
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Newspaper

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Higford (Johannes Huggeford), 16th century. Samuel Gist, 19th century. Air Commodore Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro, 1945-63; Charles Hambro, Baron Hambro, 1963-2002.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No