DiCamillo Companion

Walcot Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Hugh Cholmondeley

    House & Family History: During World War II Walcot was used as an operations center for the U.S. Air Force. In 2003 the Dennis family sued the Ministry of Defence, claiming £9 million in damages for disturbances and lost Estate revenue over the past 20 years resulting from Harrier jets at nearby RAF Wittering.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Walcot is today a 1,380-acre agricultural and sporting estate.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Darby Dennis; Dennis family here since 1963.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Robert Browne, until 1623. Bernard Walcot, 1662-74. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Hugh Cholmondeley, 17th century. Gainsborough family, 1700-20. Nevile family, until 1891. Dearden family, 1891-1963.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No