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Encombe House

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

  • Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Designed: Grounds

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    Architect: John Pitt

    Date: Circa 1735
    Designed: House
    (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
    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: John Zouche, 16th century. Sir Thomas Arundel, 16th century. Robert Culliford, 16th century; Culliford family here until 1734. John Pitt, 18th century. John Scott, 3rd Earl of Eldon, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No