Earlier Houses: An earlier house on the site burned and was replaced by the current house.
Built / Designed For: William Walter
House & Family History: The Wren-style house was rebuilt circa 1679-89 for William Walter after a fire. A service wing was added late 18th-early 19th century. In 1994 Sarsden was sold for £8 million by an antiques dealer to Shaun Woodward and his wife Camilla, supermarket heiress and daughter of Sir Tim Sainsbury. In May 2005, after extensive restoration, the House and 459 acres were put up for sale for £25 million. At the time Shaun Woodward was Labour MP for St. Helens South and under-secretary of state for Northern Ireland, and later broadcasting minister. In February of 2006 Sarsden House was sold to Midlands-based property developer Tony Gallagher for £24 million. Gallagher is worth £350 million and is ranked 150th in "The Mail on Sunday" Rich Report.
Architect: George Stanley ReptonDate: 1823-25
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: Grade II
Current Seat / Home of: Tony Gallagher
Past Seat / Home of: William Walter, 17th century. John Langston, 18th century; James Haughton Langston, 19th century. Robert Trotter Hermon-Hodge, 1st Baron Wyfold, early 20th century. Shaun Woodward and Camilla Sainsbury, 1994-2006.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No