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Holwood House (Holwood Park)

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier villa on the site was demolished by Decimus Burton to make way for the current house.

    Built / Designed For: John Ward

  • Architect: Decimus Burton

    Date: 1823-26
    Designed: House in Greek style for John Ward

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 6, 1852.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. IV, 1828.

  • Title: Country Houses of Kent
    Author: Oswald, Arthur
    Year Published: 1933
    Publisher: London: Country Life Ltd.
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: English Country Houses: Late Georgian, 1800-1840
    Author: Hussey, Christopher
    Year Published: 1966
    Publisher: London: Country Life Limited
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: William Pitt the Younger, 18th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Ward, early 19th century. Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth, mid-19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No