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Heckfield Place

  • 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.

  • Architect: Edward Blore

    Date: 1847
    Designed: Altered house for Charles Shaw-Lefevre, later 1st Viscount Eversley (demolished).

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  • 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
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    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

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01189-326-868

    Email: enquiries@heckfieldplace.com

    Website: http://www.heckfieldplace.com

    Historic Houses Member: No