DiCamillo Companion

Haseley Court

  • House & Family History: Haseley was the home of the famous decorator Nancy Lancaster, who purchased the House, together with 80 acres of grounds, for £4,000 in the mid-20th century. When she bought it, Haseley was in a very poor condition, so Mrs. Lancaster set about restoring and redecorating the House, in the process creating a minor showpiece. Nancy sold the big house in 1971 (the same year as a major fire) and retired to the Coach House; in 1982 the current owners, the Heywards, purchased Haseley.

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Designed: Interiors

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  • Country Life: CXXVII, 268, 328, 1960.

  • Title: Midsomer Murders on Location
    Author: Schreiner, Sabine; Street, Joan
    Year Published: 2010
    Reference: pg. 78
    Publisher: Cambridge: Irregular Special Press
    ISBN: 1901091376
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Midsomer Murders" (2001 - TV series, as Melvyn Stockard's home in the episode "Who Killed Cock Robin?," season 4, episode 4). "Midsomer Murders" (2005 - TV series, as Noah Farrow's house in the episode "Midsomer Rhapsody," season 8, episode 8). "Scoop" (2006 - as Lord Lyman's country estate).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Heyward family; here since 1982.

    Past Seat / Home of: Nancy Lancaster, 1954-71.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No