The House from an early 20th century postcard
House & Family History: Very little is known of the architectural history of Kingston Lisle. Many architects have been put forth as the architect of the House: William Atkins, George Basevi, and C.R. Cockerel (the architectural historian Marcus Binney believes Atkins is the most likely architect). What is certain is that the side wings were built by Richard Pace & Son of Lechlade, Gloucestershire, and commissioned by Edwin Martin-Atkins, who owned the House in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Kingston Lisle is noted for its amazing, very large, flying staircase. Diana, Princess of Wales, was godmother to the Lonsdales' eldest daughter, Leonora, and a frequent visitor to Kingston Lisle, often accompanied by Prince Harry. In 2019 Kingston Lisle House was listed for sale for £35 million by James Lonsdale to raise money to pay his divorce settlement.
Garden & Outbuildings: The House is today set in a 1,000-acre Estate.
Country Life: Jun 17, 1971.
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Edwin Martin-Atkins, late 18th-early 19th centuries. James Lonsdale, until 2020.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No