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The Mount

  • House & Family History: Probably originally built as a hunting lodge for nearby Windsor Castle, The Mount was expanded over the years into a proper country house. In the 19th century it was the home of the Ingles, the maternal family of Kenneth Grahame, who was raised here after the early death of his mother. Grahame's biographer, Peter Green, believed that the setting of The Mount along the banks of the Thames was the inspiration for Grahame's most famous book, 1908's "The Wind in the Willows." In the 20th century The Mount was the home of the artist Stanley Spencer, who used the grounds as a setting for his landscape paintings. In 2023 The Mount, together with 3.5 acres, was listed for sale for £4 million.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Ingles family, 19th century. Sir Stanley Spencer, until 1959.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No