DiCamillo Companion

Elsfield Manor (Manor House)

  • House & Family History: Elsfield was the home of John Buchan (later 1st Baron Tweedsmuir), a Scot who made his home in Oxfordshire. Buchan (1875-1940) was a popular governor-general of Canada, but it is as an author that he is best remembered today. His extremely popular 1915 novel, "The Thirty-nine Steps," was brought to international fame when Alfred Hitchcock made the novel into a movie in 1935. Buchan's ashes are buried in Elsfield's St. Thomas's churchyard. Trump, the basis of the Jack Russell Terrier breed of dog, is said to have come from Elsfield.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, 1919-35.

    Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No