DiCamillo Companion
England

Mapledurham House

  • House & Family History: Mapledurham has many literary associations, including those of Alexander Pope, Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga," and Kenneth Graham's "The Wind in the Willows," in which Mapledurham was one of the houses used by Graham as a model for Toad Hall.

    Collections: "Landscape with Classical Ruins" by John Wootton is in the collection at Mapledurham. The painting was once owned by Alexander Pope and hung in his villa at Twickenham.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Watermill is from the 15th century and is one of the last working watermills in Britain.

    Chapel & Church: The private chapel in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style was added in 1797.

  • Architect: Unknown (designed by an unknown architect)

    Date: 1797
    Designed: Private chapel in Strawberry Hill Gothic style

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 153, 1855.

    Country Life: XX, 274, 1906. CXLIX, 1152 plan, 1216, 1971.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "The Eagle Has Landed" (1976).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Eyston family

    Past Seat / Home of: Blount family.

    Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Owned by The Mapledurham Trust.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01189-723-350

    Fax: 01189-724-016

    Email: enquiries@mapledurham.co.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No