DiCamillo Companion
England

Siston Court

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier Medieval mansion of the Denys family on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Probably for Sir Richard Denys

    House & Family History: Anne of Denmark, consort of James I, stayed at Siston Court in 1616 as the guest of Sir Henry Billingsley. During World War II the house was converted into a Land Army hostel; in 1949 Siston was divided into five homes (later six). In the summer of 2022 a four-bedroom unit in the central wing came on the market for £1.25 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In the 17th and 18th centuries the house was surrounded by formal gardens, as evidenced by Johannes Kip's circa 1710-12 bird's eye view of the estate (see "Images" section).

  • Title: Country Houses of Gloucestershire: Volume One, 1500-1660, The
    Author: Kingsley, Nicholas
    Year Published: 1989
    Reference: pgs. 162, 164
    Publisher: Gloucestershire: Nicholas Kingsley
    ISBN: 0951421700
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Maurice Dennys, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Richard Denys, 1574-98. Sir Henry Billingsley Sr., 1598-1606; Sir Henry Billingsley Jr., 1606-37. Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, 1637-51. Samuel Trotman, 17th century; Fiennes Trotman, 18th century; Trotman family here until 1875. Dickenson family, 1875-circa 1939. Rawlins family (as tenants of the Dickensons), until 1935.

    Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No

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