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.