DiCamillo Companion

Westwick House

  • Built / Designed For: John Berney

    House & Family History: Westwick Hall came into the Petre family on the marriage of William Petre (died 1772) to Elizabeth, co-heir of John Berney of Westwick Hall. William's son, John Berney Petre (1741-1819), died unmarried and the property was bequeathed to his nephew, Jack Varlo (1773-1854), an army captain, who changed his name to Petre. His son, John Berney Petre (1805-82), had no issue and Westwick Hall passed to his niece, Mary Laura Duff (née Dawkins) and then to her son, Captain Bernard James Duff. Both mother and son changed their names to Petre in 1882. (We are grateful to Stewart Addley for this history of Westwick Hall.)

  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: John F.B. Petre

    Past Seat / Home of: John Berney, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No