DiCamillo Companion

Water Eaton Manor House (Manor House)

  • Earlier Houses: There were probably a number of earlier buildings on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: William Frere

  • Architect: Thomas Graham Jackson

    Date: Late 19th century
    Designed: Alterations

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    Architect: George Frederick Bodley

    Date: 1890
    Designed: Restored House for himself

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  • Country Life: XXII, 666, 1907.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: King Burgred of Mercia, 9th century. Robert d’Oilly, 11th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: William Frere, 16th century. John Lovelace, 2nd Baron Lovelace, 17th century. Sawyer family, 18th century. George Frederick Bodley (tenant), 1890-1907.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Owned by Christ Church, Oxford, who let the house as a private residence.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No