DiCamillo Companion

Grange Park (The Grange) (Northington Grange)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Robert Henley

    House & Family History: Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower met at the house to plan the invasion of Europe. Between 1998 and 2016 Grange Park was the home of the famous Grange Park Opera; in 2017 the opera moved to West Horsley Place and was replaced by The Grange Festival.

    Comments: Grange Park is considered one of the first examples in Europe of a Greek Revival house.

  • Architect: Frederick Pepys Cockerell

    Date: 1852
    Designed: Additions

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    Architect: Charles Robert Cockerell

    Date: 1823-25
    Designed: Alterations and additions

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    Architect: Robert Smirke

    Date: Circa 1817-20
    Designed: Additions (demolished) and work on park for Alexander Baring

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    Architect: William Samwell

    Date: 1670-73
    Designed: House for Sir Robert Henley

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    Architect: John Cox

    Date: 1868-70
    Designed: Additions and alterations for 1st Lord Ashburton

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    Architect: William Wilkins Jr.

    Date: 1804-09
    Designed: Rebuilt house in Greek Revival style for Henry Drummond

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  • Title: English Heritage Handbook, 2002
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 2002
    Reference: pg. 59
    Publisher: London: English Heritage
    ISBN: 1850748209
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 880
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Onegin" (1999).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Robert Henley, 17th century. Henry Drummond, early 19th century. Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, 1817-48; William Bingham Baring, 2nd Baron Ashburton, 1848-64; Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton, 1864-68; Alexander Hugh Baring, 4th Baron Ashburton, 1868-89; Francis Denzil Edward Baring, 5th Baron Ashburton, 1869-34. Charles Wallach, 1934-64. John Francis Harcourt Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton, 1964-2020.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Other

    Ownership Details: Owned by the Baring family, but under the protection of English Heritage. House and grounds used for The Grange Festival.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01962-791-020

    Email: Dining@TheGrange

    Website: https://thegrangefestival.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No