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Exbury House

  • Earlier Houses: The current house is built on the site of the kitchen garden of the earlier Exbury House.

    Built / Designed For: Leopold de Rothschild

    House & Family History: During World War II Exbury was requisitioned by the Admiralty and used as a headquarters for the administration of the feeding, arming, and training of the landing craft crews that were used on D-Day in 1944. The House is noted for its two-story Music Room.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The award-winning Exbury gardens are world famous.

  • Architect: Law & Dunbar-Nasmith

    Date: 1964-65
    Designed: House for Leopold de Rothschild

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  • Title: Gardens of England and Wales Open for Charity, 2000 (The Yellow Book)
    Author: The National Gardens Scheme
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: Surrey: National Gardens Scheme
    ISBN: 0900558326
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Lloyd, David
    Year Published: 1967
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: Rothschild family; here since 1919.

    Past Seat / Home of: Mitford family, 1726 until the 1880s. John Forster, Lord Forster, 1880s-1919. Lionel Nathan de Rothschild, 1919-42; Edmund de Rothschild, until 2009.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 02380-891-203

    Fax: 02380-899-940

    Email: nigel.philpott@exbury.co.uk

    Website: http://www.exbury.co.uk

    Awards: HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2001.

    Historic Houses Member: No