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Ripley Castle

  • Earlier Houses: The Old Tower, built in 1555, was originally on the site of the current house.

    Collections: Louis-François Roubiliac's "Sir Isaac Ware" was sold at Sotheby's in 1987 to the Detroit Institute of Arts for £265,000.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens are home to The National Hyacinth collection. 120,000 spring flowering bulbs populate the park. The village of Ripley, considered a model estate village, is on the doorstep of the Castle.

  • Architect: William Belwood

    Date: 1783-86
    Designed: Altered House and added Gothic style stable block

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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: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

    Country Life: LXXII, 182, 210, 1932.

  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

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

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Jane Eyre" (1970 - TV production). "1920" (2008 - Indian production).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Sir Thomas Colvin William Ingilby, 6th Bt.; Ingilby family here for 700 years.

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby, 2nd Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01423-770-152

    Fax: 01423-771-745

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://www.ripleycastle.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: Yes