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England

Spencers (Spencer Grange) (Spencer Farm)

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

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

    House & Family History: In 2011 Spencers was listed for sale at a guide price of £4.25 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The 1.5-acre walled garden at Spencers supposedly contains the oldest (18th century) greenhouse in Essex.

  • 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 & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Reference: pg. 73
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Lady Anne Spencer, Viscountess Bateman, 1762-69. Sarah Chambers, 1769-83. Gregory Lewis Way, 1783-99; Way family here from 1783 until 1920. Andrew Duncan, 1920-36. Augustine Courtauld, 1937-59. Richard Austen "Rab" Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, 1978-82. William Courtauld, 1995-2010.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access to Grounds Only

    Phone: 01787-238-175

    Historic Houses Member: No

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