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Fonthill Abbey (New)

  • Built / Designed For: 2nd Marquess of Westminster

    House & Family History: The new Fonthill Abbey, built in the Scottish baronial style by the 2nd Marquess of Westminster, was constructed using rubble from Beckford's old Abbey. The new Fontill Abbey was demolished in 1955.

  • Architect: William Burn

    Date: 1856-59
    Designed: House for 2nd Marquess of Westminster

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  • Title: Follies, Grottoes and Garden Buildings
    Author: Headley, Gwyn; Meulenkamp, Wim
    Year Published: 1999
    Publisher: London: Aurum Press Ltd.
    ISBN: 1854106252
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 191
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" (2012 - as grounds near the Thatcham family home).
  • Past Seat of: Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Today only the Stables, now a private residence, are extant.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No