DiCamillo Companion

Sedbury Park

  • House & Family History: Sedbury was the home of the famous 19th century antiquarian George Ormerod, who, in 1882, wrote the definitive history of Cheshire. Sedbury's most famous resident, however, was Ormerod's daughter, Eleanor Anne Ormerod, a leading entomologist and the first female fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Eleanor Anne spoke seven languages and was the first woman to receive an LLD from the University of Edinburgh. In the early 20th century Sedbury was converted into a luxury hotel; circa 1930 the majority of the contents and some of the fittings were sold; some paneling and woodwork was purchased by Leslie Cheek for installation in his house, Cheekwood, in Nashville, Tennessee, where it remains today as part of the Cheekwood Museum of Art. Sedbury later served as a boarding school for troubled boys and is today a nursing home.

    Collections: The majority of the contents of Sedbury Park were sold in the early 1930s.

  • Architect: Robert Smirke

    Date: 1826-30
    Designed: Remodeled House for George Ormerod

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 3, 1852.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 880
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir William Henry Marlin. George Ormerod, 19th century; Eleanor Anne Ormerod, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hospital / Care Home / Recovery Center

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No