DiCamillo Companion

Stockwood House (Stockwood Park)

  • Earlier Houses: There was probably an earlier house on, or near, the site of the 18th century house.

    Built / Designed For: John Crawley I

    House & Family History: In 1939 the house was converted into the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease, a purpose it served until 1958, when the Ministry of Health closed the hospital. Stockwood House was demolished in 1964.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In 1945 the park was purchased by Luton Borough Council and opened as a 250-acre public park. The 18th century stableblock, which is extant, is home to the Stockwood Discovery Centre, which features displays of rural crafts.

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Richard Crawley, 1708-13; John Crawley I, 1713-42. SEATED AT 18TH CENTURY HOUSE: John Crawley I, 1742-67; John Crawley II, 1767-1815; Samuel Crawley, 1815-52; Crawley family here until 1939.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Email: box.office@culturetrust.com

    Website: https://www.culturetrust.com/venues/stockwood-discovery-centre

    Historic Houses Member: No