DiCamillo Companion

Wroxton Abbey (Wroxton Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir William Pope

    House & Family History: Wroxton Abbey is primarily an early 17th century house built on the site of an Augustinian priory. Founded in 1217 by Michael Belet in honor of St. Mary, remains of the priory are incorporated into the North Wing of the House. Wroxton is probably most famous today as the seat of Lord North, prime minister to George III (1770-82) during the American Revolution.

    Collections: A cut-glass chandelier, circa 1815, made for Wroxton is today in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. A large glass and bronze hall light today in the collection of Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia, may have come from Wroxton.

  • Architect: Sanderson Miller

    Date: 1747
    Designed: Remodeled Chapel in Gothic style for Francis, Earl of Guilford.

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    Architect: Sydney Smirke

    Date: Circa 1830
    Designed: Library

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  • J.B. Burke: Vol. II, p. 189, 1853.

    Country Life: CLXX, 770, 854, 1010, 1981.

  • Title: Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney
    Author: Warner, Malcolm; Asleson, Robyn
    Year Published: 2001
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale Center for British Art
    ISBN: 0300092229
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "An Inspector Calls" (2018).
  • Past Seat of: Sir William Pope, 1st Earl of Downe, 17th century. Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Today Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01295-730-551

    Email: admin@wroxton-college.ac.uk

    Website: http://www.wroxtonabbey.org

    Historic Houses Member: No