DiCamillo Companion

Hampton Court House

  • Built / Designed For: George Montague Dank, 2nd Earl of Halifax

    House & Family History: Hampton Court House was built in 1757 for George Montague Dank, 2nd Earl of Halifax. In 1871 the house was enfranchised and sold to Marmaduke Blake Sampson, City correspondent for "The Times" and Argentine consul in London. Simpson built the picture gallery, later the ballroom, and the theater (used by the Teddington Theatre Club). In 1915 Hampton Court House was purchased by Hubert Gore-Lloyd, who created the grand hall and the gallery. In 1945 Edmond Gore Lloyd sold the house to Middlesex County Council. During World War II Hampton Court was used for food and clothing storage; after the war the house became a home for elderly ladies. During the late 20th century Hampton Court was let to Save the Children Fund as a home for refugee Vietnamese boat children. Hampton Court House now belongs to an off-shore company, Fredic, which, since September 2001, has let the house to a school for children.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In 1986 the grotto was restored and upgraded to Grade II*.

  • Architect: Thomas Wright

    Date: 1757
    Designed: House for George Montague Dank, 2nd Earl of Halifax.

    View all houses
  • Country Life: CLXXII, 392, 1982.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • "The Governess" (1998). "Heartstopper" (2022 - TV series, as the location of Harry's party).
  • Past Seat / Home of: George Montague Dank, 2nd Earl of Halifax, 18th century. Henry Howard, 12th Earl of Suffolk and 5th Earl of Berkshire, 18th century. John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, 18th century. Lieut-Colonel Thomas Gardner, 18th century. Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, 18th century. Francis Thomas-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Earl of Kerry, early 19th century. James Campbell, 19th century. Marmaduke Blake Sampson, 19th century. Thomas Twining III, 19th century. Hubert Gore-Lloyd, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Let to Hampton Court House Independent School

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 02086-140-857

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No


Help preserve Britain’s privately owned country houses by joining Historic Houses. Use code DICAM7 for a £7 discount off a new membership that will give you access to hundreds of historic houses.

Join Now