DiCamillo Companion

Gregories (Gregory's) (Butler's Court)

  • House & Family History: In 1769 the famous Edmund Burke (1729-97) purchased Gregories, an early 18th century rectangular building of two stories with an open parapet and pedimented front that he renamed Butler's Court. Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, MP, orator, and political philosopher. He purchased the small 600-acre estate with mostly borrowed money and consequently it never ceased to be a financial burden on him in the following years. The House burned down in 1813, though Gregory's Farm House was left standing.

    Collections: During Burke's ownership Gregories was noted for its art collection, which included works by Titian, among other artists.

  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. II, pl. 47, 1717.

    John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 48, 1852.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth
    Year Published: 1994
    Reference: pg. 361
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710620
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Waller family. Edmund Burke, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No