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Gatcombe Park (Gatcomb Park)

  • House & Family History: Gatcombe is the home of Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, who organizes the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, which has made the estate a center for equestrians. The festival incorporates the British Open, intermediate and novice championships. Queen Elizabeth purchased the house in 1976 as a wedding gift for Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. Princess Anne's daughter, Zara Phillips, and her husband, Mike Tindall, moved to Gatcombe in 2013.

  • Architect: Francis Franklin

    Date: 1774-74
    Designed: House for Edward Sheppard

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    Architect: George Basevi

    Date: Circa 1820
    Designed: Stables, Conservatory, and library interiors for David Ricardo

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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

    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: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal; here since 1976.

    Past Seat / Home of: Edward Sheppard, 18th century. David Ricardo, MP, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The Crown / Royal Family

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access to Grounds Only

    Phone: 02037-713-184

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.festivalofbritisheventing.com

    Historic Houses Member: No


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