DiCamillo Companion
England

Waterperry House

  • Built / Designed For: Sir John Curson

    House & Family History: The Henley family sold Waterperry to Magdalen College in 1925. Seven years later Waterperry Horticultural School was opened as a residential horticultural college for women. In the 1970s Waterperry House became the Fellowship of the School of Economic Science. It is today a horticultural and garden center.

    Comments: Waterston Manor was Thomas Hardy's model for Bathsheba Everdene's 'Weatherbury Farm' in "Far From the Madding Crowd."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens were laid out in the early 20th century by Percy Morley- Horder.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir John Curson, 18th century. Henley family, 1830-1925.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Other

    Ownership Details: Today Waterperry Gardens Ltd.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01844-339-254

    Email: office@waterperrygardens.co.uk

    Website: https://www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No