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
Historic Houses Member: No