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England

Iver Grove

  • Built / Designed For: Lady Mohun

    House & Family History: Iver Grove is a purple brick house of five by three bays and two stories with a three-bay pediment on giant Doric pilasters. During World War II Iver Grove was used to house Polish refugees; after the war it was abandoned and left to molder. The Ministry of Works purchased Iver Grove in 1957 and restored it, selling it back into use as a private home in the 1960s.

    Comments: Pevsner, writing in "The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire": "…one of the finest houses in Bucks in the Baroque style of that date."

  • Architect: John James

    Date: 1722-24
    Designed: House for Lady Mohun

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  • Country Life: CXXXIV, 372 plan, 1963.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth
    Year Published: 1994
    Reference: pg. 414
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710620
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Classical Architecture in Britain: The Heroic Age
    Author: Worsley, Giles
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 118
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
    ISBN: 0300058969
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: No Voice From the Hall: Early Memories of a Country House Snooper
    Author: Harris, John
    Year Published: 1998
    Reference: pg. 55
    Publisher: London: John Murray
    ISBN: 0719555671
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat of: Charlotte, Lady Mohun, 1722-25. Admiral of the Fleet James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, 19th century. James Howie Mitchell, 1961-73. Sir Tom Stoppard, 1974-97.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No