DiCamillo Companion
England

Waterston Manor (Waterstone Manor) (Walterstone House)

  • House & Family History: Waterston is a tall red brick house with black diapering. It is of three bays topped with one straight-sided gable per bay. The front contains a semicircular bow with a balustrade. The House burned in 1863 and was rebuilt in 1864 and remodeled post 1911. Waterston Manor was Thomas Hardy's model for Bathsheba Everdene's Weatherbury Farm in "Far From the Madding Crowd."

  • Architect: Percy Richard Morley-Horder

    Date: Post 1911
    Designed: Remodeled House and laid out gardens

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  • Country Life: XXXIX, 208 plan, 1916.

  • Title: Hardy Country
    Author: Howard, Tom
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 64
    Publisher: London: Grange Books
    ISBN: 185627778X
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Buildings of England: Dorset, The
    Author: Newman, John; Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1999
    Reference: pgs. 442-443
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710442
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Seat of: Katherine Butler

    Past Seat of: Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, 16th-17th centuries. Sir John Strangways, 17th century; Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways, 2nd Earl of Ilchester, 18th century; Strangways family here until 1911. Captain Gerald Carter, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No