DiCamillo Companion

The Bower House (Havering Bower House)

  • House & Family History: Built in 1729, The Bower House was Henry Flitcroft's first building; wings were added circa 1800. After many years as a private residence, the House was purchased by the Ford Motor Company in 1976 (along with several large houses near their plants in southwest Essex) for use as a training center. Ford sold Havering Bower in the late 20th century; it is today owned by The Amana Trust, who use the House as a religious training center.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Grade I-listed Stableblock incorporates architectural items salvaged from the ruined Havering Park.

  • Architect: Henry Flitcroft

    Date: 1729
    Designed: House

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  • Country Life: XCV, 464, 508, 1944.

  • 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
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Training Center

    Ownership Details: Owned by The Amana Trust and used as a religious training center.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No