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Oakley House

  • House & Family History: Between 1789 until 1792 Henry Holland remodeled the existing late 17th century house as a hunting box for the 5th Duke of Bedford. There is a doorway in Oakley House from Fineshade Abbey.

  • Architect: Henry Holland

    Date: 1789-92
    Designed: Remodeled House for 5th Duke of Bedford

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, 1818.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 504
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1997
    Reference: pg. 129
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710345
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: England's Lost Houses From the Archives of Country Life
    Author: Worsley, Giles
    Year Published: 2002
    Reference: pg. 10
    Publisher: London: Aurum Press
    ISBN: 1854108204
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, 18th century; Russell family here until 1918. Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, 1948-35.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No