The house from a circa 1908 postcard
Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.
Collections: Marcantonio Franceschini's "Rape of Europa" was sold at Christie's on May 24, 1991.
Garden & Outbuildings: The grounds include 400 acres of parkland.
Vitruvius Britannicus: C. V, pls. 90-93, 1771.
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. IV, 1821.
Title: Historic Houses (magazine)
Year Published: NA
Reference: Autumn 2006, pg. 21
Publisher: London: Historic Houses Association
Book Type: Magazine
Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
Year Published: 1990
Reference: pg. P 582
Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
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
Book Type: Softback
Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
Author: Sayer, Michael
Year Published: 1993
Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Dudley Adrian Conroy Ryder, 8th Earl of Harrowby; Ryder family here since 1776.
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby, 1853-82; Dudley Francis Stuart Ryder, 3rd Earl of Harrowby, 1882-1900; Henry Dudley Ryder, 4th Earl of Harrowby, 1900; John Herbert Dudley Ryder, 5th Earl of Harrowby, 1900-56; Dudley Ryder, 6th Earl of Harrowby, 1956-87; Dudley Danvers Granville Coutts Ryder, 7th Earl of Harrowby, 1987-2007.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: The house can be booked for weddings, events, and exclusive stays.