The house from a 1917 postcard
Built / Designed For: David Hobson
Collections: Somerley houses an important collection of paintings, furniture, and porcelain.
Garden & Outbuildings: The Somerley Estate covers 7,000 acres and is one of the largest estates in southern England.
Architect: William BurnDate: 1869-70
Architect: John MacVicar AndersonDate: 1870-74
Architect: Samuel WyattDate: 1792-95
Country Life: CXXIII, 108 plan, 156, 202, 1958.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pg. 192
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
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: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis Agar, 7th Earl of Normanton; Agar family here since the 18th century.
Past Seat / Home of: David Hobson, 18th century. Welbore Ellis Agar, 2nd Earl of Normanton, until 1868; James Charles Herbert Welbore Ellis Agar, 3rd Earl of Normanton, until 1896; Edward John Sidney Christian Welbore Ellis Agar, 5th Earl of Normanton, until 1967.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: The house is available for private bookings.
House Open to Public: By Appointment
Historic Houses Member: Yes