DiCamillo Companion
England

Spencers

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Lady Anne Spencer, granddaughter of the 1st Duke of Marlborough, after whom the house was named.

    House & Family History: In the 20th century Arctic explorer Augustine Courtauld owned Spencers.

  • Architect: Unknown (designed by an unknown architect)

    Date: Circa 1840
    Designed: Northeast Greek Doric porch, doorcases, and chimneys.

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  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Spencer family

    Past Seat / Home of: Viscountess Bateman (née Spencer), 18th century. Gregory Way, 18th century; Way family here from 1783 until 1913. Augustine Courtauld, 1935-59. R.A. "Rab" Butler, 1970s and 80s.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01787-238-175

    Website: http://www.spencersgarden.net

    Historic Houses Member: No