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Silverton Park (Egremont House)

  • Built / Designed For: 4th Earl of Egremont

    House & Family History: The 4th Earl of Egremont, upset that he didn't inherit Petworth, along with his title, settled upon building a house to rival the great Sussex mansion. The unusual house that James Knowles designed for the earl was 600 feet long, contained 187 rooms, 130 marble mantelpieces, 150 cellars, and occupied an acre of ground. When the earl died in 1845 the interiors were not completed -- they were never finished; just 50 years later the entire house was pulled down.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The sole surviving building on the Estate is the Stable Block, which is owned by The Landmark Trust and used for holiday lets.

  • Architect: James Thomas Knowles, Jr.

    Date: 1839-45
    Designed: House for 4th Earl of Egremont

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  • Title: Destruction of the Country House, The
    Author: Strong, Roy; Binney, Marcus; Harris, John
    Year Published: 1974
    Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
    ISBN: 0500270052X
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat of: George Francis Wyndham, 4th Earl of Egremont, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No