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Durdans (The Durdans)

  • House & Family History: During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when The Durdans was a seat of Lord Rosebery, he entertained, in his position as prime minister, political colleagues such as William Gladstone, as well as members of the royal family, including Queen Alexandra, King George V, Queen Mary, and Princess Mary.

  • Architect: William Newton

    Date: 1764
    Designed: House

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  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: McAlpine family; here since 1973.

    Past Seat / Home of: George Blackman, 1799-1819. Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bt., 19th century; Heathcote family here until 1874. Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery and 1st Earl of Midlothian, 19th-20th centuries; Lady Sybil Grant (daughter of Lord Rosebery), 1929-55. Lady Ruth Irwin, 1955-73.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No