DiCamillo Companion

Foxcote House (Foxcote Hall)

  • House & Family History: In 1997 Christopher Boot Holman sold Foxcote, for approximately £3 million, to Leslie Wexner, the American retailer who made his fortune with The Limited, Victoria's Secret, and Abercrombie & Fitch retail chains. The Holmans purchased Foxcote in the 1960s, when it was being used as a school. Christopher Boot Holman was the grandson of Jesse Boot, later 1st Lord Trent, founder of Boots the Chemist. Foxcote is notable for its Entrance Façade with giant angle pilasters, engaged angle columns, and a pediment with urns on the parapets.

  • Chapel & Church: There was a former Roman Catholic Chapel that faced onto the Garden Façade of the House.

  • Architect: Edward Woodward

    Date: Circa 1730-35
    Designed: House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Smith of Warwick: Francis Smith, Architect and Master-Builder
    Author: Gomme, Andor
    Year Published: 2000
    Reference: pg. 197
    Publisher: Lincolnshire: Shaun Tyas
    ISBN: 1900289385
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Leslie Wexner; here since 1997.

    Past Seat / Home of: Canning family, 19th century. Christopher Boot Holman, 20th century; Holman family here from the 1960s until 1997.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No