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Shawford House (Dares House)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house, Dares House, on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Henry Mildmay

    House & Family History: During World War II Shawford served as a maternity home. The house, together with 59 acres, was listed for sale in 2023 for £13.5 million.

  • Country Life: XLV, 690 [Furniture], 1919. XLVIII, 172 plan, 212, 1920.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Billions" (2016 - TV series, as Damian Lewis’s country house).
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Henry Mildmay, late 17th century; Mildmay family here until 1857. Major General Frederick, 19th century. Sir Brian Mountain, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No