DiCamillo Companion

Encombe House

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house, in addition to the Medieval remains of Shaftesbury Abbey.

    House & Family History: Encombe, together with 2,026 acres, sold for £15 million in 2001. In 2009 the house and estate was sold for £20 million to James Gaggero, who made a fortune with Gibraltar Airways.

  • Architect: Anthony Salvin

    Date: 1871-74
    Designed: Alterations and additions for 3rd Earl of Eldon

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    Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Date: 18th century
    Designed: Grounds

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    Architect: John Pitt

    Date: Circa 1735-37
    Designed: May have rebuilt house for himself
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. IV, 1828.

    Country Life: CXXXIII, 164, 214 plan, 1963.

  • Title: Country Life (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Aug 8, 2002, pg. 65
    Publisher: London: Future plc
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

    Title: Buildings of England: Dorset, The
    Author: Newman, John; Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1999
    Reference: pg. 200
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710442
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • Current Seat / Home of: James Gaggero; here since 2009.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: John Zouche, 1540. Sir Thomas Arundel, 1540-52. Robert Culliford, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: William Culliford, until 1734. George Pitt, 1734-35; John Pitt, 1735-87. John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, until 1838; John Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon, 1838-54; John Scott, 3rd Earl of Eldon, 1854-1926.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No