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Kneesworth House (Kneesworth Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: There was a 17th century house on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Han Sydney Holland, 2nd Viscount Knutsford.

    House & Family History: The Kneesworth Estate was purchased by Han Sydney Holland, 2nd Viscount Knutsford, in the early 20th century. In 1947 the House became a residential boys' school; in 1968 the local council purchased Kneesworth House and ran Kneesworth House Approved School here until its closure in 1986. The House is today Kneesworth House Hospital.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Lord Knutsford added 140 acres to the Estate in the early 20th century.

  • Architect: Rowland (Roland) Plumbe

    Date: 1904
    Designed: House, built from designs by Roland Plumbe.

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  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Nightingale family, 1610 until 1831. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford, until 1914.

    Current Ownership Type: Medical Organization

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hospital / Care Home / Recovery Center

    Ownership Details: Today Kneesworth House Hospital

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No