DiCamillo Companion

West Woodhay House

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Benjamin Rudyard

    House & Family History: West Woodhay is one of the earliest examples of a post-Jones Caroline house.

  • Chapel & Church: The Medieval church southeast of the house was replaced by Sir John Vanbrugh circa 1718; it was, in turn, demolished by A.W. Blomfield circa 1882.

  • Architect: Edward Carter

    Date: 1635
    Designed: House for Sir Benjamin Rudyerd

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    Architect: John Vanbrugh

    Date: Circa 1718
    Designed: Church, replacing medieval church on the same site.

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    Architect: Arthur William Blomfield

    Date: 1881
    Designed: Alterations and additions to House

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  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "National Treasure" (2004 - as Ben Gates' home in the final scene).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Henderson family; here since 1920.

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir Benjamin Rudyerd, 1635-58. William Sloper, 18th century. Horace de Vere Cole, 1906-12; Alfred Clayton Cole, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01488-668-737

    Historic Houses Member: No