DiCamillo Companion

Leigh Court

  • Built / Designed For: Philip John Miles

    House & Family History: Leigh Court is a severe Greek Revival style ashlar house built of Bath stone in the early 19th century for the wealthy merchant and manufacturer Philip Miles. The house is noted for its elaborate interiors, particular its Greek style plasterwork and the square entrance hall, which features a ring of eight marble Ionic columns that supports a saucer dome. Leigh Court was a hospital until 1984, after which it was converted to a conference center.

    Collections: Philip Miles purchased an early 19th century English oak, ormolu, and marble table at the famous Fonthill Abbey sale and installed it in Leigh Court, together with the famous "Altieri" Claudes, which had been in the collection of Fonthill Splendens.

  • Architect: Thomas Hopper

    Date: 1814
    Designed: House for Philip John Miles

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  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Bridgerton" (2020 - TV series, the Great Hall was used for a ball scene).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Philip John Miles, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Wedding & Event Venue

    Ownership Details: Owned by JT Group.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01275-373-393

    Fax: 01275-374-681

    Email: enquiry@leighcourt.co.uk

    Website: http://www.leighcourt.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No