DiCamillo Companion
England

Munden House (Meriden)

  • Earlier Houses: There were a number of earlier buildings on, or near, the site of the current house, including a Roman villa, a Medieval house called Meriden, and monastic buildings belonging to the Abbey of St. Albans.

    Built / Designed For: Rogers S. Parker

    House & Family History: George Hibbert, who owned Munden in the early 19th century, was an important West India merchant, Manchester cotton manufacturer, and slave and plantation owner. Hibbert was a leading member of the pro-slavery lobby and gave evidence to Parliament in 1790 supporting the slave trade and making claims for compensation. He was also a noted collector of books and prints and a member of a number of learned societies, including the Royal Society, the Linnean Society, the Roxburghe Club, and the Society of Antiquaries.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Mrs. Dalloway" (1997 - as Bourton, the young Clarissa's family's country house). "Midsomer Murders" (1999 - TV series, in the episode "Dead Man's Eleven"). "Rosemary & Thyme" (2004 - TV series, in the episode "Swords into Ploughshares"). "Midsomer Murders" (2006 - TV series, in the episode "Vixen's Run"). "Midsomer Murders" (2017 - TV series, in the episode "Last Man Out").
  • Current Seat / Home of: Henry Holland-Hibbert; Hibbert family here since 1828.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Robert de Meriden, 11th century. Edward Waldegrove, 16th century. Edward Denny, 1st Earl of Norwich, until 1607. Thomas Ewer, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Rogers S. Parker, 1790-1828. George Hibbert, 1828-37; Arthur Henry Holland-Hibbert, 3rd Viscount Knutsford, 1874-1935; Thurstan Holland-Hibbert, 4th Viscount Knutsford, 1935-76; Julian Thurstan Holland-Hibbert, 5th Viscount Knutsford, 1976-86; Michael Holland-Hibbert, 6th Viscount Knutsford, 1986-2017.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01923-675-658

    Website: https://munden.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: Yes