Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site of the current house.
House & Family History: In 1865 The Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould wrote the words to the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers." The lyrics were written as a processional hymn for children walking from Horbury Bridge, where Baring-Gould was curate, to Horbury St. Peter's Church, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, at Whitsuntide.
Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
Author: Sayer, Michael
Year Published: 1993
Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Murray family
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Roger de Moles, 11th century. Trenchard family, 13th century. Sir Thomas Monk, 17th century. Henry Gould, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: The Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, late 19th century; Gould family here since 1626. Paynter family, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel
Ownership Details: Owned by the Murray family, who operate it as Lewtrenchard Manor hotel.