DiCamillo Companion

Swillington House

  • House & Family History: In the mid-20th century Sir Charles Lowther sold Swillington to a coal company, who tunneled under the House, which led to its demolition in 1950.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Park was filled with rare tree specimens from around the world.

  • Architect: Henry Flitcroft

    Date: Circa 1738
    Designed: Rebuilt House for Sir William Lowther

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, 1824.

  • Title: Lost Houses of the West Riding
    Author: Waterson, Edward; Meadows, Peter
    Year Published: 1998
    Reference: pg. 20
    Publisher: Yorkshire: Jill Raines
    ISBN: 0951649442
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir William Lowther; 18th century; Sir Charles Lowther, 20th century; Lowther family here from 1663 until the 1940s.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No