DiCamillo Companion
England

Woolbridge Manor House

  • House & Family History: Thomas Hardy used Woolbridge as the model for Wellbridge Manor (where Tess and Angel spend their wedding night) in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles." The House was, in reality, the ancient seat of the Turberville family. A local legend, also mentioned in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," states that a phantom coach crosses the bridge by Woolbridge Manor at night, but only those with Turberville blood can see it.

    Comments: Thomas Hardy used Woolbridge as the model for 'Wellbridge Manor' (where Tess and Angel spend their wedding night) in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

  • Title: Hardy Country
    Author: Howard, Tom
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 68
    Publisher: London: Grange Books
    ISBN: 185627778X
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat of: Turberville family here from the 17th until the 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No