Built / Designed For: John Lefevre
House & Family History: Charles Shaw-Lefevre, later 1st Viscount Eversley, who greatly altered Heckfield Place, was the second-longest serving speaker of the House of Commons. In the 1980s Heckfield was purchased by the Thales Group, who greatly expanded it as a commercial conference and training center and operated it until 2002 as Thales Commercial University. In 2002 Heckfield was purchased by Gerald Chan, an American, who converted the House into an ultra luxury country house hotel, which opened in 2018.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 2008
Reference: pg. 133
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: John Lefevre, 18th century; Charles Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Viscount Eversley, 19th century. Colonel Horace Walpole, 19th-20th centuries.
Current Ownership Type: Corporation
Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel
Ownership Details: Today Heckfield Place Hotel