Earlier Houses: There was a 16th century house on the site of the current house.
House & Family History: Ridley has a 16th century fireplace that was brought here from Mottisfont Abbey. For most of the 20th century Ridley was home to a variety of schools. In 2017, the house's most recent owner, Haydon Bridge High School, listed it for sale, together with 24 acres, for £1.65 million.
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Ridley family, 16th century. Lowes family, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Lowes, until 1795; William Cornforth Lowes, 1795-1810; Lowes family here until 1818. Thomas Bates, 1818-30. John Davidson, mid-19th century. Francis Bowes-Lyon, late 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: School
Primary Current Ownership Use: School
Ownership Details: Today owned by Haydon Bridge High School