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Fonthill House (New)

  • House & Family History: Fonthill House (new) was designed by Detmar Blow and built in 1904. It incorporated a 17th century front from Berwick St. Leonards Manor House. The new Fonthill House was demolished in 1972.

    Collections: Jan Brueghel the Elder's "A Village Market" was sold to a private party Christie's on April 18, 1985 for £486,000. Fonthill House had furnishings designed by Owens Jones for Alfred Morrison.

  • Architect: Detmar Jellings Blow

    Date: 1904
    Designed: House

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    Architect: John Buonarotti Papworth

    Date: 1829-42
    Designed: Lodges, Entrance Gateway, and other alterations for James Morrison.

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  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. IV, pls. 82-87, 1767.

  • Title: Destruction of the Country House, The
    Author: Strong, Roy; Binney, Marcus; Harris, John
    Year Published: 1974
    Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
    ISBN: 0500270052X
    Book Type: Softback

    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

    Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat of: Alfred Morrison, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No