DiCamillo Companion
England

Rudding Park

  • Built / Designed For: The Hon. William Gordon

    House & Family History: The current house was begun by in 1805 by William Gordon, who purchased the Estate the same year. Rudding was unfinished 19 years later when it passed to Sir Joseph Radcliffe. In the 20th century Everard Radcliffe was negoiating to turn Radcliffe Park over to the National Trust, after spending a fortune on filling the house with art and creating gorgeous gardens, when he, without warning, put the House up for sale and moved to Switzerland. The House and its 2,000-acre Estate was acquired by Mackaness family in 1972. In 1987 Rudding was opened as a non-residential conference and banqueting center. In 1997 a 50-bedroom hotel adjacent to the House was opened.

  • Architect: Lewis William Wyatt

    Designed: House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Humphry Repton

    Designed: Grounds for Lord Loughborough

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    Architect: Robert Dennis Chantrell

    Designed: Completed House for Sir Jospeh Radcliffe

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  • Country Life: CV, 254, 310 plan, 1949.

  • Title: English Country Houses: Late Georgian, 1800-1840
    Author: Hussey, Christopher
    Year Published: 1966
    Reference: pg. 117
    Publisher: London: Country Life Limited
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Counting My Chickens and Other Home Thoughts
    Author: Devonshire, Deborah
    Year Published: 2001
    Reference: pg. 135
    Publisher: Gloucestershire: Long Barn Books
    ISBN: 1902421051
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: Mackaness family; here since 1972.

    Past Seat / Home of: Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Baron Loughborough, 19th century. The Hon. William Gordon, 19th century. Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 19th century. Everard Radcliffe, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Rudding Park hotel, golf, and conference center.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01423-871-350

    Fax: 01423-872-286

    Email: reservations@ruddingpark.com

    Website: http://www.rudding-park.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No