DiCamillo Companion

Henbury Hall

  • Earlier Houses: A Georgian house, on a slightly different site, was demolished in the 1980s, when the current house was built.

    Built / Designed For: Sebastian de Ferranti

    House & Family History: The new house at Henbury is one of five Palladian houses built in Britain based on Palladio's famous 16th century Villa Rotonda outside Vicenza (the others being Nuthall Temple, Nottinghamshire [demolished]; Mereworth Castle, Kent; Chiswick House, Greater London; and Foots Cray Place, Kent [demolished]). The design of Henbury was also influenced by Castle Howard. Henbury Hall was listed for sale in 2018 with a guide price of £20 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens at Henbury, which cover 12 acres, contain a large glasshouse containing a Baroque cascade of rock filled with ferns. The 17th century stableblock is today a Grade II-listed house.

  • Architect: Julian Bicknell

    Date: 1984-87
    Designed: House for Sebastian de Ferranti

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  • Title: Historic Houses (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Winter 2002, pg. 22
    Publisher: London: Historic Houses Association
    ISBN: 0260-8707
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Vincent de Ferranti, 1957-80. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sebastian de Ferranti, 1987-2015.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No