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Eynsham Hall (Estelle Manor)

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier house, built in the 18th century by James Lacy (died 1774), or his son, Willoughby, was demolished in 1903.

    Built / Designed For: James Francis Mason

    House & Family History: During World War II part of Eynsham was used as a maternity ward for expectant mothers evacuated from London. Referred to as the "flak shack," it was also used as an R&R station by U.S. Army Air Corps officers. From 1946 until the late 20th century Eynsham was a police college and training center; in 2018 the house was rebranded as Estelle Manor country house hotel and club.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house is set in 820 acres of grounds.

  • Architect: Charles Henry Howell

    Date: 1883
    Designed: Dairy and larder

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    Architect: Owen Jones

    Date: Circa 1872
    Designed: Additions to first house (demolished)

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    Architect: Ernest George

    Date: 1904-08
    Designed: Second (current) house for James Francis Mason

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    Architect: Charles Barry Sr.

    Date: Circa 1843
    Designed: Remodeled and enlarged first house (demolished) for 5th Earl of Macclesfield

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: James Lacy, 18th century; Willoughby Lacy, late 18th century. Robert Langford, 18th century. Thomas Parker, 5th Earl of Macclesfield, early 19th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: James Francis Mason, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Estelle Manor hotel and club

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01993-685-800

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://estellemanor.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No


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