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Wycombe Abbey (Loakes Manor)

  • House & Family History: Originally known as Loakes Manor (it was renamed Wycombe Abbey in the early 19th century), the early 17th century house was enlarged for the 2nd Lord Shelburne in the mid-18th century and morphed into its current Gothic form in the early 19th century to the designs of James Wyatt for the 1st Lord Carrington.

  • Architect: Henry Keene

    Date: Circa 1755-59
    Designed: Enlarged House for Lord Shelburne

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    Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: Circa 1804
    Designed: Remodeled and enlarged House in Gothic style for Robert Smith, 1st Lord Carrington.

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  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, 18th century. Robert Smith, 1st Lord Carrington, 1798-1838.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Since 1896 Wycombe Abbey School, an independent girls' boarding school.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01494-520-381

    Email: schoolsecretary@wycombeabbey.com

    Website: http://www.wycombeabbey.com

    Historic Houses Member: No