The House from "Morris's Views of Seats," circa 1875.
Built / Designed For: Sir Henry Cholmeley
House & Family History: Easton Hall was significantly damaged during World War II, when it was occupied by the British Army. The House was demolished in 1951.
Comments: Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited Easton in the early 20th century and said of it: "a dream of Nirvana……almost too good to be true."
Garden & Outbuildings: The 12-acre garden was abandoned in 1951, when the House was demolished; in 2001 a garden restoration project began.
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: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 18, 1855.
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Cholmeley family; family here since 1561.
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Henry Cholmeley, 16th century; Sir Montague Cholmeley, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
Ownership Details: The Cholmeley family live in the Park and continue to own and operate the Estate.