DiCamillo Companion

Moyns Park

  • House & Family History: Moyns is believed to have been named after the Le Moignes family, owners of the Estate in the 13th century. The northwest entrance facade was created for Sir Thomas Gent, circa 1580, one of Queen Elizabeth's barons of the Exchequer. James Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, was a frequent visitor to the House and is believed to have made the final changes to his novel "From Russia, with Love" during a stay at Moyns. The House and Estate were sold in 2002 for £4.5 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The grounds contain aviaries and walled gardens. A section of the moat is extant to the northeast of the House.

  • 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 I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Hammer" series of horror films. "Lovejoy" (1986–94 - TV series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Le Moignes (Moyne) family, 13th century until 1494. George William Gent, 19th century; Gent family here from 1494 until 1879. Major General C.R. St. John Ives, 19th century. J.F.C. Bryce, 20th century. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No