DiCamillo Companion
England

Hammerwood Park

  • House & Family History: Benjamin Latrobe designed Hammerwood as a hunting lodge dedicated to Apollo, circa 1792. British-born Latrobe later emigrated to the United States, where he launched the Greek Revival style and was one of the architects who worked on the design of the United States Capitol building (his design for the house chamber was acclaimed as "the most beautiful room in America"). In 1814 Latrobe rebuilt the White House, which was burned by the British, who occupied Washington, DC, during the War of 1812. Latrobe's first important work was Hammerwood Park, one of the first Greek Revival style houses built in England. The House was converted into apartments in the 1960s; by the 1970s Hammerwood was owned by the rock group Led Zeppelin; in the 1980s the House was derelict. In 1982 Hammerwood was saved from dereliction by the Pinnegar family.

  • Architect: Benjamin Henry Latrobe

    Date: Circa 1792
    Designed: House

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  • Title: United States Capital, The
    Author: Maroon, Suzy
    Year Published: 1993
    Reference: pg. 34
    Publisher: New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
    ISBN: 1556703198
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Knife Edge" (2010 - for the country house interiors). "London Boulevard" (2010).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Pinnegar family; here since 1982.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Private home of Pinnegar family and a B&B.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01342-850-594

    Fax: 01342-850-864

    Email: anne-noelle@live.com

    Website: http://hammerwoodpark.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No