The House from the lawn from "The Thames Illustrated," published in London in 1897 by Geo. Newnes Ltd.
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.
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
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.