DiCamillo Companion

Holywell House

  • House & Family History: Holywell was a Gothick style house in St. Albans that once belonged to Sarah, 1st Duchess of Marlborough.

  • Architect: William Talman

    Date: Circa 1686
    Designed: House for John Churchill, later 1st Duke of Marlborough.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: George Shakespear

    Date: 1786
    Designed: Alterations

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  • Title: Privilege and Scandal: The Remarkable Life of Harriet Spencer, Sister of Georgiana
    Author: Gleeson, Janet
    Year Published: 2006
    Reference: pgs. 11, 59
    Publisher: New York: Three Rivers Press
    ISBN: 9780307381989
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pgs. 951-952
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Churchill, later 1st Duke of Marlborough, 18th century; Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No