Houses Sold in 2012

The top British and Irish stately homes sold during 2012:

Cliveden House, Berkshire, England  (Feb)
£30m (asking £35m), set in 376-acre National Trust estate, 78-year lease sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration Apr) to London & Regional (Ian & Richard Livingstone), Grade I, gardens Grade I, rebuilt 1850 for 2nd Duke of Sutherland by Sir Charles Barry, last sold 2002, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Humewood Castle, County Wicklow, Ireland  (Nov)
€7.2m, 427 acres, sold to John Malone, built 1870 for William Hume-Dick by William White, Grade I, gardens listed, Christie’s, Sherry FitzGerald, brochure, rental, last sold 2006 for €25m to John Lally’s Lalco Holdings by Renata Coleman (since 1992 from Catherine Hume-Weygand), launched 12 Apr 2012 for €8m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Auckland Castle, County Durham, England  (July)
£1.7m£4m, 4 acres (Bishop’s Deer Park has 800 acres), built from c1183 as Bishops of Durham‘s home, sold on 20 July 2012 by Church Commissioners to The Auckland Castle Trust (website), £11m Zurbaran 13 paintings sold 1 Feb to The Zurbaran Trust (£15m given by Jonathan Ruffer of Ugley Hall Grade II, shooting & business author, and business partner of Viscount Tamworth of Ditchingham Hall & Hedenham Hall), Grade I, gardens Grade II*, Zurbaran book (2010), Country Seat, Wiki.

Dunecht House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (July)
£1.2m (maybe £1.9m), 13 acres, sold to Jamie Oag, built 1820 for William Forbes by John Smith, additions for Earl of Crawford and Balcarres 1855-80, Category A, gardens listed, Savills, brochure, CKD KM, website, CL photos, SGS, last sold 1910 to 1st Viscount Cowdray (of Cowdray Park), launched 4 May 2012 £1m, under offer early July, sold 25 July, C SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Ston Easton Park, Somerset, England  (Aug)
£3m, 36 acres, sold to James Caan‘s Hamilton Bradshaw, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr 2011), rebuilt 1769 for John Hippisley-Coxe, Grade I, Repton gardens Grade II, Christie + Co, website, last sold 2000 for £5m by Peter Smedley (since
1978, hotel opened 1982), launched Jun 2011 for £5m, under offer
Sep 2011 but delayed by ransom strip, sold 31 Aug 2012,
Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Mamhead House, Devon, England  (Nov/Jan)
£8m (asking), 164 acres, built 1827-33 for Sir Robert Newman by Anthony Salvin, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, Strutt & Parker, satellite, aerial, Devon Life, Dawlish College 1964-88, last sold 2003, launched 17 Sep 2011, under offer Nov 2012, sold Jan
2013, re-launched Feb 2013, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.
+ The Orangery£3m, 60 aces, GII*, built 1740, 1 Jun 2012.

Bedgebury Park, Kent, England  (Aug)
£5.9m (asking price with 91 acres of original 200), sold and being converted back into a private home with 70 acres, core 1688 by Lady E Wilbraham for Sir James Hayes, altered 1838 & 1855 for 1st Viscount Beresford, Grade II*, gardens unlisted (Pinetum
Grade II), Knight Frank, brochuresatelliteBell Bedgebury,
Home Farm, Foundation, book (1996), School 1919-2011, photos,
last sold 2007 to Bell Bedgebury International Language School by
Bedgebury School (closed 2006), launched 9 Dec 2010 £7.5m,
bids by 29 June 2011, under offer Apr 2012, sold 29 Aug 2012,
Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Blairquhan Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland  (Oct/Nov)
£2m (estimated) with 217 acres, under offer by Oct & sold in Nov to Chinese-owned mineral water company Ganten Scotland, built 1842 for Sir David Hunter-Blair, Category A, Savills, brochure, website, satellite, last sold 1798, launched May 2010 for £4.85m
with 670 acres, Country Seat, Wiki.

Oswald Hall, South Ayrshire, Scotland  (Dec)
£1.5m sold to Neogen Europe for offices, asking over £1m,
38 acres (or 31 & 7 acre lots), optional 144 acres, 36k sq ft, formerly Auchincruive House, built 1767 by Robert Adam for Richard Oswald, Category A, gardens listed, CKD Galbraith,
brochureplan, Knight Frank, last sold 1925 by Oswald family to
John Hannah 1927 bequethed to Scottish Agricultural College,
launched 24 Oct 2011, bids by 6 Mar 2012, under offer 15 Mar
2012, missives concluded by Jan 2013, Country Seat, Wiki.

Kings Weston House, Somerset, England  (Dec)
several hundred thousand £s, asking £2m (2000-2125 lease from Bristol City Council), sold to Norman Routledge (Twitter), 3 acres, Grade I, Gardens Grade II, built 1720 by Sir John Vanbrugh for Sir Edward Southwell, Knight Frank, Action Group, lease last
sold 2000 to John Hardy (spent £2.8m), launched Apr 2011,
DiCamillo, Country Seat, Wiki.

Kitley House, Devon, England  (Dec)
£195,000 (asking) for 55 year lease & £55,500 annual rent, in 300 acres, sold to Yealmpton Hospitality Ltd, built 1710 & 1825 for Bastard family, Grade I, gardens listed, Christie+Co, Hotel in Administration, Old Mother Hubbard rhyme written at Kitley,
hotel from mid-1990s, last leased in 1999 by Andrew Huckerby,
launched 3 Aug 2012, under offer Oct 2012, Country Seat,
DiCamillo, Wiki.

Pusey House, Oxfordshire, England  (Apr)
£30m approx, 643 acres, built 1748 for J Pusey by J Sanderson, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, Savills, brochure, satellite, book, last sold 1997, launched Jun 2010 for £27m with 643 acres, withdrawn 16 Mar 2011 and relaunched 27 Sep
2011 for £21m with 75 acres), Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Llangoed Hall, Powys, Wales  (July)
POA, 14 acres, sold by 20 July to Roger Hancox by administrators PwC, built 1632 & 1912 by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Savills, brochure, website, last sold Nov 2010 by Sir Bernard Ashley family to Andrew Davis of von Essen
Hotels, launched 1 Nov 2011 & by Savills 15 Feb 2012, Wiki.

Tawstock Court, Devon, England  (July)
over £1m, 32 acres, sold by 17 July to developer Rik Peryer to become a private home (2014: coach house/theatre into 13 holiday units, school buildings into conference facilities), built 1787 for Sir Bourchier Wrey, Grade II (1574 gatehouse Grade II*), gardens unlisted, GVA, brochure, photos, St Michael’s School 1940-2012, launched 22 Feb 2012 by school administrator appointed Dec 2011, bids due 23 Mar, under offer 30 Mar, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Torosay Castle, Argyll & Bute, Scotland  (Sep)
£1.65m (asking price), 469 acres, sold to a Swiss lady in Sep 2012, built 1858 for John Campbell by David Bryce, Category A, gardens listed, Knight Frank, Savills, brochure, aerial, website, last sold 1870 to Arbuthnot Guthrie (now Chris James), launched
Apr 2010 for £2.8m with 880 acres, relaunched May 2012 + KF,
Country Seat, DiCamilloWiki. Contents auctioned by Christie’s in
London on 22 Jan 2012, in 93 lots, proceeds of £228,325.

StargrovesStargroves, Berkshire/Hampshire, England  (June)
£15m+, 129 acres, sold to Sackler family, built 1877, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, last sold 1999 (owned by Mick Jagger 1970-6 & Frank Williams 1995-8), launched & sold in Jun 2012, Country Seat, Wiki.

Huntsham Court, Devon, England  (Jan)
£1.83m, 4 acres, sold to Christopher Badham & Damian Llambias, built 1870 by Benjamin Ferrey for Charles TroyteGrade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, website, Twitter, launched 3 Oct 2011 for £2m, under offer by Nov 2011, sold in
Jan 2012DiCamillo, Wiki.

Evenley Hall, Northamptonshire, England  (Sep)
£6.5m (asking), 275 acres, built 1740, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, last sold 2001 to Emma & Christopher Wightman by National Children’s Home (since 1941), launched 10 Oct 2011 for £8m, under offer 12 Jul 2012, sold 26 Sep 2012.

Donnington Hall, Gloucestershire, England  (Apr)
(Note: not Donington Hall in Castle Donington, Leicestershire)
£6m, 187 acres, sold to Elizabeth Hurley & Shane Warne, near Herefordshire border, built C18th & 1909 for Admiral Fanshawe by Gilbert Ogilvy, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Hayes, brochure,
last sold 1992, launched 25 May 2011, sold 13 Apr, Country Seat.

Horseheath Lodge, Cambridgeshire, England  (Nov)
£6.5m, 189 acres (or £3.75m with 80 acres), sold to £148m EuroMillions winners Gillian and Adrian Bayford, built 1825 for racehorse trainer Stanlake Batson, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure (2007), owned by Sir Arthur Marshall 1948-
2007, launched 18 Jan 2012.

Reydon Hall, Suffolk, England  (July)
£1.2m, 17 acres, sold to James and Emmeline Winterbotham,
built 1683, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Jackson-Stops, Clarke & Simpson, brochure, satellite, Bonhams contents sold Dec 2011, P&F article, last sold 1960 to Le Grys family, launched Apr 2011
for £2.25m, by Nov 2011 £2m, in May 2012 £1.75m, Wiki.

Walreddon Manor, Devon, England  (Dec)
£6.5m (asking), 543 acres, built from 1400, Grade I, unlisted gardens, Knight Frank, brochure, Savills, brochure, Country Life, Telegraph second photos, last sold 2001 to Zac Goldsmith MP by Hugh Hudson (early 1980s), launched 12 Oct 2011 £7m, £6.5m
by 3 Jun 2012, under offer 10 Oct 2012, Country Seat, Wiki.

Gissing Hall,
Norfolk, England  (Oct)
(see Country House Rescue TV episode 2.8, aired Aug 2011)
asking £1.075m, 4 acres (+modern house £475,000), built 1840, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Chesterton Humberts, brochure, Preferred Commercial, satellite, Hotel since 1989, last sold 1986
£150,000 to Ann & William Brennan, launched 18 Aug 2011
£1.5m 5 acres (plans to convert back into single home) split into
2 lots Feb 2012, sold autumn 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Beldorney Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (July)
£3m, 861 acres (or 1.4m, 119 acres), built from 1550, Category A, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 1960 to Jolyon Robinson’s father, launched Jun 2012, sold July.

Finnebrogue House, County Down, Northern Ireland – £1.55m, 3.5 acres, launched 2010.

Saltmarshe Hall, Yorkshire, England  (Apr)
asking £1.95m, 16 acres, sold to Kate and Roland Whyte, built 1825 for Philip Saltmarshe by James Pigott Pritchett and Charles Watson, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Carter Jonas, brochure, last sold 1974 to Philip & Sally Bean by Saltmarshe family (owned since 1067), launched Jun 2009, Wiki.

Hardingham Grove, Norfolk, England  (by Mar)
£1.8m (asking price), 25 acres, built early 17th century & 1868, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold c1991, launched Apr 2011 for £2m, under offer by early Jan.

Ruins and derelict houses:

Great Barr Hall, West Midlands, England  (Ruin)  (May)
c£1.2m, 150 acres, sold prior to 17 Apr auction by Barnard Marcus (brochure) to consortium of 10 residents, remodelled 1777 for Sir Joseph Scott (aka Nether Hall), Grade II*, gardens Grade IIsatellite, photos, At Risk, Manor Building Preservation Trust,
Great Barr Hall Action Committee, Bovis (Park), last sold Sep
2003 (£886,000), launched May 2011 £2.2m with 50 acres by
Van Weenen, then £3m with 150 acres from 6 Aug with optional
extra 100 acres, unsold at 6 Feb 2012 auction (last bid £1.14m
asking £1.25m), Country Seat (Twitter), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Kirklinton Hall, Cumbria, England  (Ruin)  (May)
£311,000 (asking £0.3m-£0.5m) sold to Christopher Boyle of Mallsgate Hall at London auction 29 May (mortgagees in possession), 14 acres, built 1660 for Edmund Appleby & extended 1875 for Kirklinton-Saul family, Grade II, gardens unlisted,
Allsopbrochure, photos old, press 2009 & 2011, last sold c2002
to ERB Properties asking £0.35m, launched May 2012,
Country Seat, DiCamillo.

Coton House, Warwickshire, England  (derelict) sold to property developer based in Solihull by Post Office management training centre (last sold 1970), 11 acres, Student and Apprentice Hostel 1948-68, Wiki.

Contents Auctions  (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):

Dunecht House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (Sep)
Remaining contents of Dunecht House (house sold in July) by Taylors in Montrose on 15 September in 3,270 lots during
4 separate concurrent auctions. The main contents were auctioned at Cowdray Park on 13-15 Sep 2011 by Christie’s.

Haining House, Selkirkshire, Scotland  (July)
£0.1m contents auction of Haining House, Selkirkshire, Scotland, in 255 lots at McTear’s in Glasgow on Thur 19 July. Viewings on 15-19 July. The house and 150 acres were bequeathed in 2009 to the Haining Charitable Trust by Andrew Nimmo-Smith (whose estate is selling the contents, with half the proceeds to the HCT).

Mount Congreve House, Co. Waterford, Ireland  (July)
[ Results – in the press – IndependIrish TimesDay 1Day 2 ]
€2.2m contents auction at Mount Congreve House, Co. Waterford, Ireland, in about 1,100 lots by Mealy’s on Tue/Wed 10-11 July. Viewings on 7-9 July. The estate was vested in 1979 in the Mount
Congreve Trust by Ambrose Congreve, with the 66-acre gardens
soon to be transferred to the Irish State, & the house in 50 years.
And a £3.4m auction was held by Christie’s in London on 23 May.

Mount Congreve House, County Waterford, Ireland  (May)
£3.4m contents auction from Mount Congreve House, in 120 lots at Christie’s in St. James’s, London (with Mealy’s) on Wed 23 May. Viewings on 19-22 May. The house and estate were bequeathed by Ambrose Congreve in May 2011 to the Irish State. Also in situ contents auction to be held on 10-11 July.

Blair Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland  (Mar)
£1.2m contents auction by Lyon & Turnbull on 14-15 March 2012 from Blair Castle for Luke and Caroline Borwick, in about 932 lots, Sale no 345, video, viewing ‘in situ’ at Blair Castle on 24-26 Feb, then at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh saleroom on 10-13 Mar.

Bridgewater House, London, England  (Mar)
£45m sale of Titian’s Diana and Callisto painting to the National Galleries by 7th Duke of Sutherland of Mertoun House, following 2008 £50m sale of Diana and Actaeon, both hung in the Grade I
Bridgewater House Gallery 1854-1939, satellite, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Torosay Castle, Argyll & Bute, Scotland  (Jan)
£228,325 contents auction of 80 lots (93 offered) sold on 22 Jan by Christie’s in South Kensington in London (the Sunday Sale 4078), viewings 20 & 21 Jan, catalogue & history (pages 4 to 21).

Other houses of interest in London sold –

Old Friars & Beaver Lodge, Richmond – £11.5m, sold by Lord Richard Attenborough, GII*.

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Books Published in 2012

Books published during 2012 on the subject of British and Irish stately homes
(in reverse publishing date order):

Beyond Downton Abbey, Vol 2: A guide to great houses by Deb & David White (22 Dec).

Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens 2013, 26th edition, by Hudson’s Media (10 Dec).

Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire edited by Jane Brown & Jeremy Musson (30 Nov).

Tyntesfield in WWII by Michael Boyce, on NT‘s Tyntesfield house (27 Nov).

The M Room: Secret Listeners who Bugged the Nazis by H. Fry on Trent Park (20 Nov).

The Edwardian Country House by Clive Aslet, 2nd edition of 1982 (15 Nov).

Conde Nast Johansens Recommended Hotels & Spas 2013 by Johansens (15 Nov).

WoolwichSurvey of London, Volume 48, by Andrew Saint & Peter Guillery (13 Nov).

John Nash: Architect of the Picturesque by Geoffrey Tyack (11 Nov).

The Scottish Country House by James Knox & James Fennell (5 Nov).

The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery by Catherine Bailey, on Belvoir Castle (1 Nov).

The Pleasure Grounds of Holland House by Sally Miller, about Holland House (17 Oct).

Heritage at Risk Register 2012
by English Heritage
An annual publication, one booklet for each of England’s 9 regions (plus Summaries and a National Summary). Free pdf file downloads. Future plans to include Grade II listed buildings. The London List 2011 giving all newly listed sites in London (11 Oct).

Great Houses of London
by James Stourton, photographs by Fritz von der Schulenburg
Profiles 41 houses exant today. For demolished houses see The Great Houses of London (2001) and Private Palaces (1989).
Hardcover, RRP £40, Frances Lincoln, 352 pages,
ISBN 0711233667, 978-0711233669 (4 Oct).

The Life of the House: How Rooms Evolve by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill (2 Oct).

Luggala Days: The Story of a Guinness House by Robert O’Byrne (1 Oct)

Ayrshire and Arran by Close & Riches, Pevsner Guides, Buildings of Scotland (1 Oct).

Ravenscliffe by Jane Sanderson, fictional novel with Longleat on the cover (27 Sep).

Abandoned Mansions of Ireland II by Tarquin Blake, Vol I in 2010 (21 Sep).

Irish Country Houses: A Chronicle of Change by David Hicks (17 Sep).

The Children of Castletown House by Sarah Connolly Carew MacPherson (15 Sep).

Scotland’s Lost Gardens: From the Garden of Eden to the Stewart Palaces by Marilyn Brown (15 Sep).

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey (Official Series 3 TV tie-in) by Jessica Fellowes (13 Sep).

Clanricard’s Castle: Portumna House, Co. Galway edited by Jane Fenlon, about Portumna Castle, Four Courts (1 Sep).

Building England: A History of English Architecture by Simon Thurley (30 Aug).

The Voice from the Garden: Pamela Hambro (nee Cobbold) by Jane Dismore (10 Aug).

Jordan’s Guide to British Castles and Fortifications by Owen Jordan (31 Jul).

Follies by Gwyn Headley, National Trust Books (19 Jul).

Country House Life: A Century in Photographs, by E Drury & F Scoones, NT (5 Jul).

The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth by Anna Keay & John Watkins (30 Jun).

Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide, fiction based on Basildon ParkFT review (28 Jun).

Kennedy at Birch Grove by Paul Elgood, about 1963 visit, house sold in 2011 (14 Jun).

A Time to Plant: Life and Gardening at Holker by Hugh Cavendish (14 Jun).

Herefordshire by Alan Brooks, Pevsner Guides, Buildings of England (12 Jun).

Alnwick Castle
The Home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland

by James McDonald
about Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England,
Hardcover, RRP £30, Frances Lincoln, 240 pages,
ISBN 0711232377, 978-0711232372 (7 June).

The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin by Geoff Brandwood, English Heritage, possibly only a small section on their country houses (6 Jun).

Dare to Care: Buildings at Risk 2012-13 by SAVE Britain’s Heritage, 23rd edition (1 June).

Historic Gardens of Herefordshire by Timothy Mowl & Jane Bradney, HGE (24 May).

James Wyatt: Architect to George III

by John Martin Robinson
A follow-up to The Wyatts (1979) on James Wyatt,
Hardcover, RRP £50, Yale University Press, 400 pages,
ISBN 0300176902, 978-0300176902 (21 May).

Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition by E Wilhide, 2nd ed (16 May).

English Country House Explained by Trevor Yorke, England’s Living History (14 May).

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House: Official Souvenir Guide by J M Robinson, rev of 2006 (4 May).

The Grand Designer: Third Marquess of Bute by Rosemary Hannah, Birlinn (1 May).

Dundee and Angus by John Gifford, Pevsner Guides, Buildings of Scotland (20 Apr).

To Marry an English Lord by Carol McD Wallace & Gail MacColl (13 Apr).

Gertrude Jekyll

by Twigs Way
Biography of garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932)
Paperback, RRP £7, Shire Publications, 56 pages,
ISBN 0747810907, 978-0747810902 (10 Apr).

Kitchen Garden Estate
Self-sufficiency Inspired by Country Estates of the Past

by Helene Gammack (NT Gardens & Parks Research Assistant)
Hardcover, RRP £25, National Trust / Anova Books, 192 pages,
ISBN 1907892125, 978-1907892127 (4 April).

Ancestral Houses: the Lost Mansions of Wales by Damian Walford Davies, et al (31 Mar).

The Families of Holland House by Carolyn Starren, about Holland House (30 Mar).

Beyond Downton Abbey, Volume 1 by Deb Hosey White and David S White (25 Mar).

The Gentlemen’s Clubs of London by Anthony Lejeune, 2nd edition, 1st in 1979 (15 Mar).

The Irish Country House by Knight of Glin & James Peill, gift edition of 2010 edn (1 Mar).

Felling the Ancient Oaks
How England Lost its Great Country Estates

by John Martin Robinson
Hardcover, RRP £30, Aurum Press, 192 pages,
ISBN 1845136705, 978-1845136703 (1 Feb).

Petworth: The People and the Place by Christopher Rowell, NT via Scala pg 5 (1 Feb).

Edwin Lutyens Country Houses, From the Archives of Country Life by Gavin Stamp, paperback reprint of 2001 hardback edition (1 Feb).

National Trust Handbook 2012 Edited by Lucy Peel (7 Jan).

Future publications:

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Movies and TV in 2012

Great DixterMovies or TV programmes using British and Irish stately homes as filming locations,
screened for the first time in 2012 (in reverse airing date order):

Downton Abbey (TV drama, Series 3Christmas episode)
Filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England &
Inveraray Castle, Scotland. Written by Lord Julian Fellowes.
ITV1, Christmas Day, Tues, 25 Dec, 8.45pm-10.45pm.

The Paradise DVD (10 Dec).

Antiques Roadshow TV Series 35BBC1 with Fiona Bruce, Wightwick Manor (9 Dec).

Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets TV episode 1.7 ‘Ireland’ – SKY Atlantic, at Ashford Castle & Ballyfin (9pm, 6 Dec).

Great Expectations cinema – filmed at Englefield House, Wrotham & Swakeleys (30 Nov).

Gambit (Cinema) – trailer, filmed at Compton Verney & Tyringham Hall (21 Nov).

Downton Abbey DVD Series 3 (5 Nov).

Parade’s End DVD (8 Oct).

Hunted (TV drama 8-part series) – BBC1, filmed at Englefield House (4 Oct-22 Nov).

The Paradise  (TV drama series, 8 episodes)
Filmed at Lambton Castle and its neighbour Biddick Hall in
County Durham, England. About the opening of the first department store. BBC1, Tues, 25 Sep to 13 Nov, 9-10pm.

Antiques To The Rescue  (TV reality series, 3 episodes)
Presented by John Foster who uncovers valuables to be sold.
1. Borris House, Ireland, 2. The Haining, Scotland, 3. Marston Hall, Lincolnshire. BBC2, Wed, 19, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 8-9pm.

Downton Abbey  (TV drama, Series 3, 9 episodes)
Filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England.
Written by Lord Julian Fellowes.
ITV1, Sundays, 9pm, 16 Sep – 4 Nov, & Christmas episode.

A Summer In Wales TV 8-part reality series – BBC1, incl Bryngwyn Hall (10 Sep5 Oct).

Anna Karenina (Cinema) partly filmed at Ham House, Surrey (7 Sep).

Flog It! TV Series 11 – BBC2, filmed at houses, 1st 37 of 60 episodes (3 Sep to 21 Dec).

Inspector George Gently (TV BBC series) ep 5.2 Gently with Class, Biddick Hall (2 Sep).

Parade’s End  (TV drama series, 5 episodes)
Filmed at Duncombe Park in North Yorkshire, Dorton House in Kent, and Harpsden Court in Oxfordshire. Set in England 1911-9.
BBC2, Fridays, 24, 31 Aug, 7, 14, 21 Sep, 9-10pm.

The Dark Knight Rises – Batman  (Cinema)
Filmed at Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire as the exteriors of Wayne Manor, and at Osterley Park in West London as the interiors (see featurette). Released on 20 July in the UK.

Restoration Home  (TV reality, Series 26 episodes)
Each episode visits a different type of home, with the only relevant episode being on the Old Manor in Norfolk (episode 2.4 on 8 Aug). BBC2, Wed, 18, 25 July, 1, 8, 1522 Aug, 8-9pm.

All In The Best Possible Taste  (TV documen, last episode)
Grayson Perry analyses the continuing hold that upper-class taste still has on our imagination, visiting Frampton Court, Chavenage House, Berkeley Castle & the Marquess of Bath of Longleat House
Channel 4, Tues, 19 June, 10-11.05pm (episode 1.3 only).

Country House Rescue  (TV reality, Series 4, 6 episodes)
Simon Davis replaces Ruth Watson (1st 3 series), episodes:
1. Colebrooke Park,  2. Chapel Cleeve3. Bantry House,
4. Great Fulford5. Meldon Park6. Craufurdland Castle,
Channel 4, Thur, 14, 21, 28 June, & 5, 12, 19 July, 8-9pm.

Prince Charles – The Royal Restoration  (TV documentary)
Presented by Alan Titchmarsh, follows Prince Charles and his team as they try to save Dumfries House, East Ayrshire, Scotland.
ITV1, Tues, 29 May, 9-10pm.

Lewis TV series, episode 6.1 The Soul of Genius – ITV, Chenies Manor House (16 May).

Titanic: Blood and Steel (TV 12-part mini-series) some scenes filmed at Howth Castle & Palmerstown House (for sale), the History channel, from Sun 13 May, 9-10pm.

Chatsworth  (TV reality series, 3 episodes)
Behind-the-scenes life in the house, filmed over 6 months,
at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England.
BBC1, Monday 14, 2128 May, 9-10pm.

Dark Shadows  (Cinema)
Partially filmed at Beckenham Place in Kent, England.
Photos taken during filming (Collinwood was a built film set),
aerial view. Released in cinemas in the UK on 11 May.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Cinema) – filmed at Ardverikie House (20 Apr).

The Guest Wing  (TV reality series, 6 episodes)
(retitled Weekend Aristocrats outside UK)
Behind-the-scenes with 4 houses‘ paying guests: Carlton Towers, Chillingham Castle, Maunsel House & Muncaster Castle, press,
Sky Atlantic, Thur 12, 1926 Apr & 3, 10, 17 May, 8-9pm.

Game of Thrones (TV drama series 2)
Filmed in Northern Ireland at Shane’s Castle and Castle Ward (Clearsky), and in Scotland at Doune Castle.
Sky Atlantic, 10 episodes, Mon 9pm, 2 Apr to 4 Jun.

She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens (BBC4 documentary) many houses, 7, 14, & 21 Mar.

The Woman in Black (Cinema) filmed at Cotterstock Hall in Northhamptonshire (10 Feb).

Midsomer Murders (ITV Series 15, episode 1) The Dark RiderKnebworth House (1 Feb).

Great Expectations  (DVD – TV drama 3-part series)

Filmed at Holdenby House, Langleybury Manor, Osterley Park, Syon House, Mottisfont Abbey, & on the Luton Hoo estate.

DVD released on 30 Jan (TV series aired on BBC1 in Dec 2011).

Flog It! TV Series 10 (cont) – BBC2, house filming, last 29 of 76 episodes (2 Jan to 15 Feb).

The Royal Bodyguard  (TV comedy series, 6 episodes)
Staring Sir David Jason and filmed at Basildon Park, Ham House,
Gaddesden Estate (not Place), and Ashridge Estate (not School),
BBC1, Mon 26 Dec, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jan, 9.00-9.30pm.

Great Expectations  (TV drama 3-part series)
Filmed at Holdenby House, Langleybury Manor, Osterley Park, Syon House, Mottisfont Abbey, & on the Luton Hoo estate.
BBC1, Tues 27, Wed 28, & Thur 29 Dec 2011, 9-10pm.

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Events Held in 2012

ConferenceAttingham Trust, London  (Fri-Sat 12-13 Oct)
The Attingham Trust 60th Anniversary Conference, in London at the Royal Geographic Society , on 12 & 13 October, entitled “Looking Ahead: The Future of the Country House”, £110. The Trust is named after Attingham Park in Shropshire, England.

Open to the Public – London Open House (Sat-Sun 22-23 Sep)
Free entry and tours of all types of buildings in London (e.g. Marlborough House), held in conjunction with Heritage Open Days (6-9 Sep) and Open House Worldwide.

Open to the Public – Hawkstone Hall  (daily until Mon 27 Aug)
Hawkstone Hall in Shropshire, England, is open daily from 1-5pm until 27 August (not Fri 31 Aug as mentioned on their website). The adjacent Hawkstone Park Follies are open Aug daily 10-5pm.

With the London Olympic Games closed, here’re 2 open houses with Olympic connections –

Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England  (closed Fridays)
Home of 6th Marquess of Exeter, Olympic Gold/Silver medalist, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the last London Games in 1948, and on whom the character of Lord Andrew Lindsay was based in 1981 movie Chariots of Fire (see Treasury exhibition).

Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire, England  (open Sun 19 Aug)
Home of 1st Baron Desborough, President of the London Olympics in 1908, and known as ‘the best all-round sportsman’ of his time (exhibition on Lord Desborough open on 19 Aug, 2, 9 & 16 Sep).

Open to the Public – William Morris Gallery  (from 2 Aug)
The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London, opens for the first time in 15 months on Thursday 2 August after a £5m renovation, including a new tea room on the site of the east wing. Lloyd Park also opens on 27 July after its own £5m restoration.

Open to the Public – Chapel Cleeve Manor  (from Wed 1 Aug)
House tours of Chapel Cleeve Manor in Somerset, England, as seen on Country House Rescue in June, called the Chapel Cleeve Ghost Express, including a steam train ride on West Somerset Railway, will be held on 1-5 & 8-12 August. There will be 5o tours
                                           held during the 10 days, compared to the trial 2 tours on 12 April).

TV public filming day – Wightwick Manor  (Thur 26 July)
Antiques Roadshow, Series 34, presented by Fiona Bruce, holds a valuation day at Wightwick Manor, West Midlands, England, on Thursday 26 July, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Antiques and fine arts specialists will offer free advice & valuations, filming some items.

TV public filming day – Stowe House  (Thur 19 July)
Antiques Roadshow, Series 34, presented by Fiona Bruce, holds a valuation day at Stowe House, Buckinghamshire, England, on Thursday 19 July, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Antiques and fine arts specialists will offer free advice & valuations, filming some items.

TV public filming day – Fountains Abbey  (Thur 12 July)
Antiques Roadshow, Series 34, presented by Fiona Bruce, holds a valuation day at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England, on Thursday 12 July, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Antiques and fine arts specialists will offer free advice & valuations, filming some items.

Open to the Public – Forty Hall, London  (from Sat 30 June)
Forty Hall in North London, England, opens on 30 June for the first time since closing in Dec 2010 for a £6m restoration funded by Enfield Council (£4.3m) and HLF (£1.8m). The gardens are currently undergoing a £1.8m HLF funded makeover.

Open to the Public – Broadlands House  (from Mon 25 June)
Broadlands House in Hampshire opens for the first time since 2010, being closed during 2011 for major refurbishment, the ancestral home of Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

TV public filming day – Cawdor Castle  (Thur 21 June)
Antiques Roadshow, Series 34, presented by Fiona Bruce, holds a valuation day at Cawdor Castle, Highlands, Scotland, on Thursday 21 June, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Antiques and fine arts specialists will offer free advice & valuations, filming some items.

TV public filming day – Newstead Abbey  (Thur 14 June)
Antiques Roadshow, Series 34, presented by Fiona Bruce, holds a valuation day at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England, on Thursday 14 June, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Antiques and fine arts specialists will offer free advice & valuations, filming some items.

Open to public – Ammerdown House  (Tues 12 June – 1 July)
First public opening of Ammerdown House, Somerset, England, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, built 1788 for T. S. Jolliffe by James Wyatt, home of Baron Hylton, stables The Ammerdown Centre
since 1973. Lecture lunch 12-15 June, exhibition 23 June – 1 July.

Open to public – Apethorpe Hall, Northants  (1 Jun to 29 Sep)
£2.5m, 45 acres, rebuilt 1623 for Earl of Westmorland, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Savills, brochure, satellite, website, At Risk, last sold 2004 (compulsorily purchased by the Government & passed to English Heritage), launched Jun 2008 £4.5-5m Smiths Gore
                                           (£2.5m 15 May 2012), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

And James Hall of The Telegraph needs to check his maths: £3m + £4m = £7m, not £10m!

Fundraising event:

Apethorpe Hall Westmorland Archive Appeal  (Sat 12 May)
An exhibition 3-5pm to help raise the £760,000 to purchase the Mildmay and Fane families archives, owned by a private trust and held by Northamptonshire Record Office.

Newspaper supplement:

The Sunday Times Rich List 2012  (Sun 29 Apr)
The 24th annual survey, being a list of the 1,000 wealthiest people or families in the United Kingdom, some owning stately homes. For example, Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster, who owns Eaton Hall in Cheshire (gardens open).

TV Country House Rescue public filming days for Series 4, to be broadcast later in 2012:

Meldon Park, Northumberland, England  (21 Apr, gardens)
The Victorian kitchen garden and cafe reopens on Saturday
21 April after its Country House Rescue make-over. Sculptor David Edwick unveils his limestone Easter Lily in bud carving.

Chapel Cleeve Manor, Somerset, England  (12 Apr, tour/train)
The Chapel Cleeve Manor Ghost Express will operate two house tours including a steam train ride on West Somerset Railway in association with the heritage entertainment consultancy PEEL Heritage on Thur 12th April (£24 adults, £16 children/conces).

Bantry House, County Cork, Ireland  (3 Apr, tour/dinner)
The Bantry House Pop-up Restaurant with chef Richard Corrigan will host a West Cork inspired 3-course dinner themed The Age of Elegance in the Bantry House East Stables from 6.30pm on Tuesday 3rd April (for €100 per person).

New roof top access to folly:

Earl of Durham’s Monument, Tyne & Wear, England  (7 Apr)
aka Penshaw Monument, National Trust tours to the top, Sat-Sun 7 Apr to 30 Sep, 1st time in 86 years (excl 29 Aug 2011, etc). Built 1844 on Penshaw Hill, half-scale replica of Temple of Hephaestus, 2 miles from the Earl‘s Lambton Castle (part dem) & Biddick Hall.

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Houses for sale in 2012

The top British and Irish stately homes for sale, regularly updated throughout 2012:
(click on the house image to view the estate agent’s photos and details of the property)

Lyons House, County Kildare, Ireland
€40m, 598 acres (or €32m, 300 acres), built 1785 for Nicholas Lawless 1st Baron Cloncurry by Oliver Grace, Grade I, gardens listed, Christie’s, press, Sherry FitzGeraldsatellite, CL, last sold 1996 to Tony Ryan  for IR£3.5m (€4.4m) by Sir Michael Smurfit
                                           (since 1990), privately for sale June 2009 €80m, launched May
                                           2010 €50m, May 2012 €40m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire, England  (Negotiating)
£2.5m, 45 acres, rebuilt 1623 for Earl of Westmorland, Grade I, gardens Grade IISavillsbrochure, satellite, website, At Risk, archive, last sold 2004 (compulsorily purchased by Govt, passed to English Heritage), launched Jun 2008 £4.5-5m Smiths Gore
                                            (£2.5m 15 May 2012), bids due by 12 Sep 2012, Country Seat,
                                            DiCamillo, Wiki.

Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire, England
(not Hawkstone Park being the neighbouring hotel & golf course)
£5m, 88 acres, built from 1700 for Hill family, Grade I, gardens Grade I, Barbers, brochureReeves & Partnersbroch, website, satellite, last sold 1926 to Redemptorist Order by the 1st Baron
                                           Marchamley, launched 11 Jul 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Ayton Castle, Borders, Scotland
£2.2m, 159 acres, built 1845-51 for William Mitchell-Innes by James Graham, Category A, listed gardens, Knight Frank, brochure, Rettie, brochure, press, HHA, SH opening times, last sold 1895, launched May 2011 £3m for 31 acres, relaunched 
                                           12 Oct £2.2m, under offer Jan 2012, withdrawn Mar, relaunched
                                           Apr 2012 after sale fell through, Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Quenby Hall, Leicestershire, England
£11m, 1,135 aces (or £10m, 938 acres), built 1620, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Savills, brochure, website, last sold 1972 by Sir Harold Nutting to Gerard de Lisle, launched 23 May 2012 £12m, Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Mamhead House, Devon, England  (Under Offer)
£8m, 164 acres, built 1827-33 for Sir Robert Newman by Anthony Salvin, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, Strutt & Parker, satellite, aerial, Devon Life, Dawlish College 1964-88, last sold 2003, launched 17 Sep 2011, under offer Nov 2012,
                                           Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.
                                           + The Orangery£3m, 60 aces, GII*, built 1740, 1 Jun 2012.

Bovey Castle, Devon, England
£17.5m, 275 acres, built 1907 for 2nd Viscount Hambledon by Detmar Blow, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, website, last sold 2006 for £26.4m to Delancey & Hilwood by Peter De Savary (2002 £7.5m), launched May 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Ardbraccan House, County Meath, Ireland
€4.9m, 120 acres, built 1735 & 1776 for the Bishop of Meath by Richard Cassels, Grade II* (Regional), gardens listed, Savills, last sold late-1990s to David Maher and the late Sarah Lawson (wife 1982-91 of Michael Grade), launched cMar 2012 for €7.5m with
                                           218 acres (until Oct 2012), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Palmerstown House, County Kildare, Ireland
€12m, 688 acres (with golf course & club house, in receivership by KPMG for NAMA in Apr 2011), built 1872 for 6th Earl of Mayo & rebuilt 1923 after Civil War fire, listed, gardens listed, Knight Frank, brochure, website, last sold 1999 for IR£10m (€12.7m) to
                                           Jim Mansfield by Anne Bullitt (since 1950s), launched Feb 2012.

Cairness House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
£2m, 16 acres, enlarged 1789-97 for Charles Gordon by James Playfair, Category A, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, website, a calendar house, Country Life images, last sold 2000, launched 11 May 2011 for £3m (£2m from Jun 2012),
                                           Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Stockton House, Wiltshire, England
£6.5m, 40 acres, built 1590s for John Topp, Grade I, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, website, CL 1905, interiors, last sold c1998, launched 30 May 2012 for £7.5m, £6.5m from Aug 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Howsham Hall, Yorkshire, England
£5m, 83 acres, built 1610 for Sir William Bamburgh, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, Savills, brochure, website, School 1958-2007, last sold 2007 to David Pratt for £2m, restored by James Perkins of GL50, launched May 2009 for £6m, £5m from
                                           Sep 2010 when almost sold, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Bridwell Park, Devon, England  (Under Offer)
£4m, 117 acres, built 1780 (rebuilt 1990s), Grade I, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, brochure, Savills, brochure, Country Life, press, last sold 1998 from Andrew Davis (von Essen) to Lord Ivar Mountbatten, launched 12 Sep 2011 (123 acres), under offer via
                                           Savills  20 Sep 2012 but relisted 12 Nov & under offer late Nov.

Bletchingdon Park, Oxfordshire, England  (temp withdrawn)
£20m, 126 acres (excludes stables), rebuilt 1782 for 1st Earl of Mountnorris by James Lewis, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, last sold 1993 to Dr Michael Peagram by 2nd Baron Rotherwick, launched 2 May 2012, Country Seat,
DiCamillo, Wiki.

Hadspen House, Somerset, England
£13m, 852 acres, built from 1687 for William Player, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochureSymonds & Sampson, satellite, website, gardens (books 1976 & 1998), contents auctions 1996 & 2008, CL 1996, last sold 1785 to Henry Hobhouse (now
                                           Niall Hobhouse, son of Penelope), launched 27 May 2012, main
                                           Avenue apartment for rent £5k pcm (Nov 2012), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Oswald Hall, South Ayrshire, Scotland  (Under Offer)
£1m, 38 acres (or 31 & 7 acre lots), optional 144 acres, formerly Auchincruive House, built 1767 by Robert Adam for Richard Oswald, Category A, gardens listed, CKD Galbraith, brochure, plan, Knight Frank, last sold 1925 by Oswald family to John
                                            Hannah who bequethed it in 1927 to Scottish Agricultural College,
                                            launched 24 Oct 2011, bids by 6 Mar 2012, under offer 15 Mar
                                            2012, Country Seat, Wiki.

Arndilly House, Moray, Scotland
£1.45m, 60 acres, built 1770, Category A, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, satellite, estate, last sold c2003 for £3.57m with 635 acres, launched 20 Apr 2010 for £1.75m (£1.45m from Sep 2010).

Beldorney Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
£3m, 861 acres (or 1.4m, 119 acres), built from 1550, Category A, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 1960 to Jolyon Robinson’s father, launched Jun 2012.

Rainthorpe Hall, Norfolk, England
£2.95m, 18 acres, built from 1503, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 1993 to Suzy & Alastair Wilson by Hastings family, launched 25 Apr 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Stoke Poges Manor House, Buckinghamshire, England
£13.5m, 10 acres, built 1550 for 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, original Stoke Park house, near Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, brochure, Savillssatellite, last sold 2008, launched for £13.5m, 9 acres (later £15m, 10 acres).

Parbold Hall, Lancashire, England
£3.75m, 135 acres (or £5m, 730 acres), Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, launched 17 Sep 2011 £9.5m, 865 acres or £4.5m, 135 acres (was under offer by Nov 2011).

Harmston Hall, Lincolnshire, England
£3.45m, 14 acres (+ optional 29 acres), built 1710 for Sir George Thorold, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochurehospital 1935-90, last sold c2001 to property developer Peter Sowerby, launched 24 Aug 2011 Chesterton Humberts £3.45m 14 acres
                                           (privately since 2008) Savills from Apr 2012, Wiki.

Holywell Hall, Lincolnshire, England
£12m, 930 acres, built C17th & 1732-60, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Bidwells, brochure, CL photos, aerial, last sold 2003 £7m to Robert & Sally Gillespie by Prince & Princess Yuri Galitzine heirs (1994, £4m, 830 acres), launched 31 Aug 2011 for £14.75m
                                            with 940 acres, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Thornhill Park, Dorset, England
£8.5m, 144 acres, rebuilt 1730 for Sir James Thornhill, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, plasterwork, last sold 2008 by Tommy Kyle for £10m with 104 acres (asking £12m, owned since 1999, Kyle previously owning Ven House),
                                            launched 23 May 2012, Wiki.

Chapel Cleeve Manor, Somerset, England
(see Country House Rescue TV episode 4.2 aired 21 Jun 2012)
£1.695m, 7 acres, built from 1452, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Webbers, brochure, Fine & Country, satellite, last sold 1998 by Philip Stubbs to Jean Wilkins for £360,000, launched May 2010,
                                           Country Seat, Wiki.

Llanerchydol Hall, Powys, Wales
£1.95m, 73 acres, built 1776, Grade II*, gardens Grade II*, Savill, brochure, satellite, Country Life, last sold c1986, launched Nov 2009 (£2.85m; £2.45m until Sep 2011), Country Seat, DiCamillo.

Llanharan House, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
£1.75m, 43 acres (or £975,000, 30 acres), built 1756 for Rees Powell , Grade II* (details), gardens Grade II, Watts & Morgan, brochure (high quality), last sold c1955, launched Oct 2011, Wiki.

Cilwendeg House, Pembrokeshire, Wales
£1.1m, 6 acres, excludes stables & out-houses & Shell House rec’d Georgian Award 2007, built 1789, Grade II*, gardens Grade II*, Knight Frank, brochure, Town Coast & Country Estate, Council care home 1952-2010, launched 24 Feb 2012, Country Seat.

Burnham Westgate Hall, Norfolk, England  (temp withdrawn)
£3.75m, 36 acres (optional coach house £1.5m, walled garden £1.5m and lodge £0.45m), rebuilt 1785 for Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford by Sir John Soane, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frankbrochure, Sowerbyssatellite, press, last sold 1991 to
                                           Baroness Rawlings, launched 1 Jun 2011 £7m Savills until Mar
                                           2012, £6.5m with 38 acres to Oct, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, England
£2.75m, 150 acres, 150-year lease from Derbyshire Council, built 1633+1817 for 3rd Earl of Harrington by James Wyatt, Grade II*,
gardens Grade II*, website, Council, Friends, satellite, last sold 1968 by 11th Earl, launched 2002, under offer 2004 by hotel
                                            developer Highgate Sanctuary, relaunched 13 Mar 2012 (tender
                                            delayed to Sep), Country Seat, Georgian GroupDiCamillo, Wiki.

Invereil House, East Lothian, Scotland
£3m, 4 acres, built 1899 for golfer John E. Laidlay (born at nearby Seacliff House) by Peddie & Washington Browne, Category B, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold c1993 to Johnston family, launched Jun 2011.

Isfield Place, East Sussex, England
£9.5m, 311 acres, built 16th-17th centuries for Shurley family, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, last sold Dec 2003 for £5m by Andrew Tillard (bought c1997) to Neil & Juliet Bellis and her sister Lucy Cummings owners of Newick Park
                                           hotel and Erinaceous group, launched 19 Mar 2012, Wiki.

Stetchworth House, Cambridgeshire, England
£11m, 116 acres, built from 1786 for Richard Eaton, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, Bidwells, last sold 1982 by
Douglas Gray (since 1960) to Bill Gredley (owned by 6th Duke of Sutherland/Earl of Ellesmere 1883-1960), launched 30 Mar
                                           2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Bradwell Lodge, Essex, England
£2.25m, 26 acres, built 15-16th centuries & 1785 south wing for Sir Henry Bate-Dudley by John Johnson, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, Jackson-Stops, CL photos 2009, last sold 2008 (home 1939-71 Tom Driberg 1st Baron Bradwell),
                                           launched 17 Apr 2012, Country SeatDiCamillo.

Trent Park House, Greater London, England
£35m, 51 acres, Middlesex University campus closes Jul 2012 for redevelopment, built 1895 & recased 1926 for Sir Philip Sassoon by Charles Holden, Grade II, gardens Grade II, Jones Lang LaSalle, website, aerial, last sold 1945, launched Dec 2011 with
                                           bids due by 30 Mar 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Gissing Hall,
Norfolk, England  (Sold in the autumn)
(see Country House Rescue TV episode 2.8, aired Aug 2011)
£1.075m, 4 acres (modern house separate £475,000), built 1840, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Chesterton Humberts, brochure, Preferred Commercialsatellite, Hotel 1989-2012, last sold 1986
                                           £150,000 to Ann & William Brennan, launched 18 Aug 2011
                                           £1.5m 5 acres (plans to convert back into single home) split into
                                           2 lots Feb 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Arthington Hall, West Yorkshire, England
£2.95m (incl £0.2m gate lodge, but excl stables & walled garden), 22 acres, rebuilt 18th century by John Carr & extended in 1875 by Alfred Waterhouse, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, last sold 1842 to Sheepshanks family (excl
                                           1993), launched 18 Apr 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Saltmarshe Hall, Yorkshire, England  (Under Offer)
£1.95m, 16 acres, built 1825 for Philip Saltmarshe by James Pigott Pritchett and Charles Watson, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Carter Jonas, brochure, last sold 1974 to Philip & Sally Bean by Saltmarshe family (owned since 1067), launched Jun 2009, Wiki.

Mourne Park, County Down, Northern Ireland
£6.5m, 140 acres, current offer £6.25m, re-built 1806 for 1st Earl of Kilmorey, Grade B+, gardens listed, Templeton Robinson, Knight Frank, brochure, website, YouTube, last sold 1552, launched Jun 2008 for £10m, Country Seat, Wiki.

Crawfordton House, Dumfries, Scotland  (Under Offer)
£495,000, 23 acres, built 1865 for Sir George Walker by
Peddie & Kinnear, Category B, RCAHMS, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, school 1940-95 & 1995-2006, last sold 1995, launched 2007 £1.3m (privately 2006), £595,000 in 2011,
                                            £495,000 in 2012, under offer late 2012, Wiki.

Embleton Hall, Northumberland, England  (Under Offer)
£875,000, 3 acres, built 1730 for Thomas Embleton (Fenwick family from 1780), Grade II, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker,
brochureChristie & Co, hotel, last sold 1986 to Trevor Thorne, launched 4 Jan 2012 for £1.3m for 5 acres until Nov, plans to
                                           divide into 2 residences, Wiki.

Beechfield Tower, Northumberland, England
£3.5m, 6 acres, built 1400’s & 1622 for Fenwick family (aka West Bitchfield), Grade I, gardens unlisted, Sanderson Young, Strutt & Parker, brochure, satellite, last sold 1995, launched 16 Mar 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Tretheague House, Cornwall, England

£1.65m, 17 acres, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, Country Life, launched 19 Oct 2011.

Roundhill Grange, Somerset, England
£6m, 280 acres (or £3.65m, 78 acres), built 1701, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, last sold in 1955 to Lady Dunphie, launched 18 Apr 2012, Country Seat.

Dalby Hall, Lincolnshire, England
£12m, 1,050 acres, rebuilt 1856, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Brown & Co, brochure, satellite, last sold tba, launched 6 Apr 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Craigdarragh House, County Down, Northern Ireland
£2m, 26 acres, built 1850 for Robert F. Gordon in the style of Charles Lanyon, Grade B1, gardens unlisted, Rodgers & Browne, brochure, satellite, photos, last sold c2002, launched Nov 2011.

Cricket Court, Somerset, England

£2.5m, 5 acres, Grade II* folly, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, press 2009, launched 29 Sep 2011.

Chownes Mead, West Sussex, England

£3.5m, 34 acres, built 1912-20 for Kleinwort family, unlisted house and gardens, Savills, brochure, launched Sep 2011.

London houses of interest:

Syon Lodge, London, England
£5.95m, 1 acre, Syon House‘s Dower House, built 1770 for 2nd Duke of Northumberland by Robert Adam (after House interiors 1761-9), Grade II*, Park Grade I21st Century Group, brochure, John D Wood, Your Move, satellite, last sold 1928 (by 8th Duke to
                                           Crowthers), launched Sep 2007 (£6.95m), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Campden Hill, London, England
£75m, 1 acre, built 1915 by Edward Warren for Edmond Grove-Hills, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, At Risk register, last sold 2001 £17m (was Uruguayan Ambassador’s residence from 1950s), launched Sep 2011.

Heath Hall, London, England
£100m, 2 acres, built 1910 aka East Weald by Ashley & Newman, Grade II, Glentree, brochure, Telegraph, Times, last sold 2006 £14m to Andreas Panayiotou (Ability Group), launched Mar 2011.

Ruins and derelict houses:

Ruperra Castle (ruin), Caerphilly, Wales
£1.5m, 14 acres (+16 optional acres), built 1626, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Jeffrey Ross, satellite, Trust, Blog, Conservation, old photos, last sold 1998 to Ashraf Barakat, launched Sep 2010 (Savills until Aug 2011), Country Seat,
                                            DiCamillo, Wiki.

Baltersan Castle (ruin), South Ayrshire, Scotland
(James Brown on BBC’s Dragons’ Den episode 1.3 aired Jan 2005)
£250,000, 1 acre, built 16th C, Category A, gardens unlisted, private sale, brochure, photo old, satellite, last sold c1992 £25K, launched Mar 2008 (£195,000), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Blackborough House (derelict), Devon, England
£1m, 12 acres, built 1840 for 4th Earl of Egremont by James Knowles, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Winkworth, brochure, satellite, photos, last sold 1995, launched 2007 (£1.5m), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Braunstone Hall (derelict), Leicestershire, England
125 year lease, £350,000, 1 acre, built 1776 for Clement Winstanley by William Oldham, Grade II, gardens unlisted (Council owned public park), brochure, satellite, Council, Restore, last sold 1925, launched Sep 2007 (remarketed Oct 2010),
                                            Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki. In Oct 2012 the Council was
                                            negotiating with a developer following 3 submissions in 2011).

Brucklay Castle (ruin), Aberdeenshire, Scotland
£600,000, 60 acres, built 1600/1849, Category C, gardens unlisted, Smiths Gore, brochure, satellite, Leopard mag, last sold c2004 to John Buchan, launched 19 Sep 2011, Country Seat, Wiki.

Bessingham Manor (derelict), Norfolk, England
£575,000 (or £1.45m with a new house), 4.5 acres, built 1870, unlisted house and gardens, Cockertons, brochure, satellite, photos, photos, last sold Apr 2010, launched Oct 2010 £895,000, from May 2011 £765,000 or £2m, from Oct 2011 to Oct 2012
                                           £590,000 or £1.7m (also Savills), Country Seat, Wiki.

Withdrawn (from agents website, but may still be privately for sale or relaunched later):

Invercauld Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (May)
£20m for minimum 10 year lease, 38,000 acres, remodelled 1875 for Chiefs of Clan Farquharson, Category A (details), gardens listed (details), Savills, brochure, satellite, Estate, northern neighbours of Balmoral Castle, last leased 2004-10, launched
                                           18 May 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Yester House, East Lothian, Scotland  (by Jan)
£8m, 200 acres, built 1728, Category A, gardens listed, Knight Frank, brochure, Savills, satellite, last sold 1972, launched Aug 2008 £12-15m, 500 acres, £8m for 200 acres from Sep 2010, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Forcett Hall, Yorkshire, England  (Feb)
£5.5m, 234 acres, rebuilt 1740 for Richard Shuttleworth by
Daniel Garrett, Grade I, gardens Grade II, GSC, brochure, satellite, website1, website2photo entrance, photo rear, last sold 1938 to Heathcote family, launched 16 Apr 2011, withdrawn Feb
                                           2012, possibly taken over by Keith Heaviside & family in Jul 2011,
                                           Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Cockfield Hall, Suffolk, England  (Nov)
£5m, 74 acres, built from mid-16th century for Sir Arthur Hopton
& 1613 for Sir Robert Brooke, Grade I, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, last sold 1997 by Blois family to Anne & Owen Roberts, launched 25 Apr 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Craig-y-Nos Castle, Powys, Wales  (by Mar)
£1.5m, 7 acres, built 1842 for Rhys Powell by T H Wyatt (north wing 1891 for Adelina Patti), Grade II* (details) Theatre Grade I, gardens Grade II*, McCartneys, brochure, Fine & Country, satellite, website, last sold 2000 for £650,000 by Dr & Mrs Jones
                                           to Martin Gover of SelClene Ltd, launched 1 Jul 2011,
                                           Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Cefntilla Court, Monmouthshire, Wales  (injunction until May)
£2m, 62 acres (+ optional 103 acres), aka Cefn Tilla Court, built 1616 & from 1856 for Lord Raglan, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, brochure, contents auction, press: 2011, 2012, NGS, last sold 1856, launched 10 Mar 2012, Country Seat, Wiki.

Playford Hall, Suffolk, England  (Sep)
£2.45m, 28 acres, built 1597 for Sir Anthony Felton, Grade II*, unlisted gardens, Savills, brochure, Strutt & Parker, brochure,
satellite, last sold c1972 by Lady Aitken to Richard Innes, launch 23 Feb 2011 £3.25m 29 acres until 22 Feb 2012 when 2 gate
                                           lodges offered separately at £0.5m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Piercefield House (ruin), Monmouthshire, Wales  (Jan)
£2m, 129 acres, problem: next to horse racecourse, built 1790s for George Smith by Sir John Soane & for Mark Wood by Joseph Bonomi, Grade II* (details), gardens Grade I, Jackson-Stops, satellite, aerial, friend’s, plan, old photo, Davies Sutton, press, last
                                          sold 1923 by Clay family to Chepstow Racecourse (opened 1926),
                                          launched Oct 2005 for £2m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

House contents auction, stopped by High Court injunction on 30 March by Raglan family:

Cefntilla Court, Monmouthshire, Wales  (injunction until May)
£0.75m, Christie’s at South Kensington in London, 308 lots, contents auction Wed 4 Apr 10.30am, The Raglan Collection: Waterloo, Wellington and The Crimea (inherited by 5th Lord Raglan‘s nephew Henry van Moyland), viewings 31 Mar-3 Apr.
                                           Press: contents, 2011, 2012, Raglan Rescue, Country Seat.

Others – to be expanded upon and added to the above main list:

Calderstones Park Mansion, Liverpool, England – POA, long lease, under offer to July 2013 to preferred bidder The Reader OrganisationGrade II, launch Jan 2012, Country Seat.
Brockhampton Park, Herefordshire, Eng – £3.75m, 8 acres, launch 18 May 10 £5.75m.
Bellamont Forest, County Cavan, Ireland – €1.45m, 78 acres (or €4.5m, 1,000 acres),
(was €7.5m for 1,060).
Mount Kennedy House, County Wicklow, Ireland – €2.95m, 169 acres (€7.75m Sep 2010, €6.5m Jan 2011, €5.25m).
Nazeing Park, Essex, England – £10m, 68 acres in Nov 2012 (Sep 2009, £6m, 68 acres).

Others – to be reviewed for inclusion in the above main list:

Glansevern Hall, Powys, Wales – £2m, 38 acres (£3.25m), Grade II*, launch 14 Aug 2012.
Michelmersh Court, Hampshire, England – £6m, 20 acres, Grade II*launch 16 Nov 2012.
Highfields Park, East Sussex, England – £5.75m, 191 acres, launched 18 Apr 2012.
Harden Grange, Yorkshire – £2.85m, 106 acres (or £1.75m, 51 acres), launch 20Apr 2012.
Rainbow Wood House, Somerset, England – £5.5m, 13 acres, launch Feb 2012 (Aug 2011).
Dancers Hill House, Hertfordshire – £6m, 15 acres.
Berden Hall, Hertfordshire, England – £3.75m, 17 acres, Grade II*.
Noblethorpe Hall, South Yorkshire, England – £1.85m, 18 acres.
Royds Hall, West Yorkshire, England – £1.795m, 19 acres.
Bruern Abbey, Oxfordshire, England – POA, 6 acres, last sold 2005 for £5m (in 2 weeks).
Ogbourne Maisey Manor, Wiltshire, England – £1.7m, 15 acres, Country Life.
Royal Crescent, Bath, England – £3.95m, 1 acre.
Moorlands Hall, North Yorkshire, England – £5m, 16 acres, launched 26 May 2011.
The Homestead, Derbyshire, England – £1.2m, 1 acre, Grade I, brochure.
Caverswall Castle, Staffordshire, England – £2.5m , 20 acres, Grade I, website, press, Wiki.
Langdale Hall, North Yorkshire, England – £2.5m, 69 acres.
Killochan Castle, South Ayrshire, Scotland – £2.25m, 131 acres, Country Life.
Whirley Hall, Cheshire, England – £4.9m, 100 acres, Grade II*.
Hutton Hall, Essex, England – £4.25m, 8 acres, Grade II.
Sherbourne Manor, Warwickshire, England – £4m, 15 acres, Grade II.
Jenkyn Place, Hampshire, England – £7.25m, 43 acres, Country Life.
Woodcote Manor, Hampshire, England – £6.9m, 101 acres (was £7.75m).
Norsebury House, Hampshire, England – £2.95m, 10 acres, Grade II.
The Gullet Estate, Devon, England – £10m, 156 acres, Country Life.
Abbot’s Hall, Essex, England – £5m, 52 acres, website, last sold 2001 (£1.7m).
Kents Green Court, Worcestershire, England – £2.5m, 12 acres, launched 9 Sep.
Stobhall, Perth and Kinross, Scotland – £2.35m, 196 acres, website, launched 7 Sep.
Palé Hall, Gwynedd, Wales – £2.95, 14 acres, website, press, Grade II*, launched 30 Aug.
Walton Hall, Derbyshire, England -£1.5m, 7 acres, CL article, launched 17 Aug.
Marske Hall, Yorkshire, England – £2.5m, 19 acres, CL article, launched 17 Aug.
Greenhills, Staffordshire, England – £2m, 20 acres, CL article, launched 17 Aug.
Poxwell Manor, Dorset, England – £4m, 10 acres, last sold 1998.
Rockbeare Manor, Devon, England – £2m, 57 acres.
Tilstone Lodge, Cheshire, England – £10m, 115 acres, Grade II, broch, launch 22 June.
Old Battersea House, London, England – £12m, 1 acre, launched 4 Mar (2009 art sale).
Shotley Hall, Suffolk, England – £1.55m, 7 acres.
Chantmarle, Dorset, England – £3.5m, 100 acres.
Standerwick Court, Somerset – £4.95m, 80 acres, Grade II*.
Kingston House, Devon, England – £2.75m, 10 acres, Grade II*, website, launched May.
Barkisland Hall, Yorkshire, England – £2.5m, 20 acres, Grade I.
Canonteign Manor, Devon, England – £3.25m, 12 acres, Grade I, CL.
Withnell Fold Hall, Lancashire, England – £5m, 10 acres, for sale in 2009.
Benarth Hall, Conwy, Wales – £2.35m, 50 acres, CL, launched May.
Tidwell Manor, Devon, England – £1.35m, 2 acres, Grade II*, CL.
Hammer Hill House, Shropshire, England – £5.5m, 28 acres, launched May.
Rodden Manor, Somerset, England – £2.5m, 31 acres, Grade II*.
Woodlands Vale, Isle of Wight, England – £3m, 9 acres.
Winsley Hurst, North Yorkshire, England – £3.2m, 4 acres.
Lower Ashfold, West Sussex, England – £3.25m, 17 acres, unlisted, c1904, launch 2 July.
Througham Slad Manor, Gloucestershire, England – £6m, 17 acres, CL, launch 25 Jun 2011 for £6.5m with Knight Frank (£6m from 28 Feb 2012).
Mallow Castle, County Cork, Ireland – €7m, 30 acres, website (sold to Council for €1.7m?).
Courtown Demesne, County Kildare, Ireland – POA, 433 acres (owned by John Huston).
The Arthingworth Estate, Northamptonshire, England – £8m, 678 acres, launched 6 July.
Kings Weston House, Somerset, England – £2m (114 year lease), 3 acres, Country Seat.
Hanham Court, Bristol, England – £2.5m, 20 acres, Telegraph.
Netherstead Hall, Warwickshire, England – £3.3m, 75 acres.
Ffynone, Pembrokeshire, Wales – £2.25m, 34 acres.
Hensol House, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland – £4.25m, 2,264 acres.
Moor Place, Hertfordshire, England – £4.95m, 51 acres, past sale, Country Seat.
Teaninich Castle, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland – £950,000, 8 acres, CL, website.
Donaldson’s College, Edinburgh, Scotland – POA, 18 acres (not house, may be residential).
Letterfourie House, Moray, Scotland – £2.2m, 307 acres.
Becca Hall, West Yorkshire, England – £1.5m, 55 acres.
Crazies Hall, Oxfordshire, England – £18m, 80 acres.
Hoddington House, Hampshire, England – £20m, 809 acres.
Westbrook House, Surrey, England – £20m, 216 acres.
Puslinch, Devon, England – £0.95m (leasehold), 5 acres (was £1.9m, 7 acres with cottage).
Bargany House, Ayrshire, Scotland – £1.85m, 7 acres, Category A.
Hamatethy Manor, Cornwall, England – £4m, 542 acres, built 1800, unlisted, May 2011.
Flore House, Northamptonshire, England – £3.45m, 19 acres.
Cote House, Oxfordshire, England – £4m, 6 acres, launched 6 May.
Severn Bank House, Worcestershire, England – £2.45m, 22 acres (£2.75m Aug 2009).
Rockwood House, Surrey, England – £5.5m (was £8m), 38 acres, unlisted, press (2005).
Woodview, Chigwell, Essex, England – £6m, 3 acres, built c1851, unlisted.
St Osyth Priory, Essex, England – POA, 20 acres (probably not seriously for sale; the advert is just part of a redevelopment planning requirement – see Country Seat).
Islay House, Argyll, Scotland – £2m, 28 acres (since May 2010).
Breda House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – £2.25m, 182 acres.
Manor Hall, Gloucestershire, England – £10.75m, 180 acres (or £8.5m with 55 acres).
Swallowcliffe Manor, Wiltshire, England – £2.95m, 18 acres, CL (£3.5m Sep 2010, then £3.15m in 2011, was under offer in Oct 2011 but this did not proceed)
Quernmore Hall, Lancashire, England – £4m, 23 acres (previously £5m).
Thorpe Manor, Northamptonshire, England – £5.85m, 226 acres (or £3.6m, 49 acres)
also Carter Jonas (was £6.5m/£4.25m)
Nash Court, Kent, England – £2.5m, 32 acres, CL article (+ extra 10 acres £325,000).
Franks Hall, Kent, England – £3.75m, 19 acres (was £4.75m, 80 acres, pre 19 May 11).
Rudby Hall, North Yorkshire, England – £2.75m, 10 acres (was £3.5m).
Ollerton Grange, Cheshire, England – £30m, 141 acres (Country Seat).
Wiverton Hall, Nottinghamshire, England – £1.475m, 3.4 acres (was £1.75m).
The Abbey, Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire – £5.25m, 42 acres, launch 2009, Wiki.
Spott House, East Lothian, Scotland – £3.2m, 47 acres (Feb 2010, £25m, 2,463 acres).
Augher Castle, County Tyrone, Ireland – POA, 51 acres.
The Woodhouse Estate, Co. Waterford, Ireland – €7.5m, 382 acres, website, vid, press.
Hollywood House, County Wicklow, Ireland – €5m, 50 acres (and Colliers).
Pouldrew House, County Waterford – POA, 45 acres.
Crosshaven House, County Cork, Ireland – €1.6m (press).
Ballyneale House, County Limerick, Ireland – €4m, 73 acres.
Beaurepaire House, Hampshire, England – £8m, 249 acres (Country Seat).
Myres Castle, Fife, Scotland – £2.95m, 45 acres (£3.5m June).
Woodhead Hall, Staffordshire, England – £2m, 19 acres.
Bere Court, Berkshire, England – £5.75m.
Kemble House, Gloucestershire, England – £3.25m, 8 acres (launch 2009, last 2004).
Compton Bassett, Wiltshire – £7.5m, 71 acres.
Chew Magna Manor House, Somerset, England – POA, 7 + 30 acres.
Marchwiel Hall, Wrexham, England – £2.5m.
Shipton Manor, Oxfordshire, England – £6.25m (was £5.75m), 26 acres.
Pyrford Court, Surrey, England – under £20m, 21 acres (Country Seat).
Mayen House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – £4m, 740 acres (Category B).
Toddington Manor, Bedfordshire, England – £6.5m, 176 acres, launch 2010 (website)
(not to be confused with Toddington Manor, Gloucestershire, owned by Damien Hirst).
Eyton Hall, Shropshire, England – £2.35m, 27 acres.
Pinewoods House, Surrey, England – £20m, 3 acres (Grade II).
Lock House, West Sussex, England – £6m, 25 acres (was £7m until May 2011).
Shipton Sollars Manor, Gloucestershire, England – £3.25m, 34 acres.
Nether Alderley Old Hall, Cheshire, England – £4m, 11 acres (Grade II*).
Giffords Hall, Suffolk, England – £3.5m, 50 acres.
Hinton House, Northamptonshire, England – £2m, 29 acres (launch £2.95m to Jul 2012).
North Luffenham Hall, Rutland, England – £3.75m, 6 acres (Grade I).
Keythorpe Hall, Leicestershire, England – £1.85m, 16 acres (website).
Kingston Wood Manor, Cambridgeshire, England – £8.5m, 740 acres (Nov 2010).
Broughton House, Kent, England – £3.5m, 62 acres, GII* (£3.75m) Under Offer Oct 2011.
Talhenbont Hall, Gwynedd, Wales – POA, 75 acres, website, launched 2007 (Grade II).
Noyadd Trefawr, Ceredigion, Wales – £1.25m, 11 acres (Grade II*).
Cromford Court, Derbyshire, England – £3.3m, 40 acres (for redevelopment).
Brankstone Grange, Fife, Scotland – £975,000, 34 acres (apartments plan) under offer.
Woodside Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland – £1.75m, 60 acres (Apr 2010).
Northfield, Midlothian, Scotland – £1.7m, built 1910, Category B (showing as Sold).
The Priory, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England – POA, 14 acres (unlisted offices).
Harcombe House, Hampshire, England – £10m, 16 acres.
Spencers, Essex, England – £3.75m, 97 acres (Country Life).
Brightwell Park, Oxfordshire, England – £5m, 135 acres (Country Life).
Gileston Manor, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales – £1.5m, 7 acres (Grade II*).

Smaller Houses – too small to be considered for the main list above:

The Knoll, Buckinghamshire, England – £4m, 5 acres, Grade II*, launched 18 Apr 2012.
Orleton House, Worcestershire, England – £2.65m, 9 acres, Grade II.
Nunney Court, Somerset, England – £2.65m, 27 acres (was £3.5m).
Hope End House, Herefordshire, England – £2.3m, 26 acres (from 13 Mar 2012).
Howicks, Surrey, England – £2.75m, 6 acres.
Blubberhouses Hall, Yorkshire, England – £1.325m, 1 acre, Grade II.
Hinton Manor, Hampshire, England – £2m, 4 acres, Grade II.
Moor Hall, Lancashire, England – £2.5m, 5 acres, Grade II*.
Middlewood, Lancashire, England – £2.25m, 7 acres, unlisted.
Orston Hall, Nottinghamshire, England – £2.85m, 22 acres.
Youngsbury, Hertfordshire, England – £3.9m, 175 acres.
Croys House, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland – £1.2m, 35 acres, unlisted, launch Jul 2011.
Netherwood House, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland – £0.775m, 17 acres, Category B.
Kirkland House, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland – £1.345m, 8 acres, Category C.
Fountain Court, Hampshire, England – £6.5m, 70 acres, Grade II, launched cSep 2011.
Eastern Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, England – £4.5m, townhouse.
Chesworth HouseWest Sussex, England – £5.75m, 23 acres, Grade II*, launched Jun 2012 £5.75m (£7m).

New Builds (opportunities to build new approved houses):

Grafton New Hall, Cheshire, England – £5m, 180 acres, Robert Adam (Country Seat).
The Ridge, Gloucestershire, England – £5m, 360 acres, ‘Under Offer’ since Aug 2011,
was £6m, 379 acres, YA, CS.
Nyn Park, Hertfordshire, England – £10m, 317 acres, by Julian Bicknell (Country Seat).
Parkwood House, Surrey, England – POA, 91 acres, by Robert Adam (Country Seat).
building site, Oxfordshire, England – £5.75m, 59 acres, brochure.
Wickham Bishops, Essex, England – £1.45m, 25 acres (+optnl 7), by Quinlan Terry.
Bessingham Manor, Norfolk, England – £1.45m, 4.5 acres, also a Ruin (Country Seat).

Private Sales (may be privately for sale, but not currently listed on any agents website):

Tottenham House, Wiltshire, England – POA, 4,500 acres, house leased.
Crichel House, Dorset, England – £100m, 5,000 acres, contents sales (Country Seat).
Cowdray Park House, Sussex, England – £25m, withdrawn from sale in Dec 2010.
Dowdeswell Court, Gloucestershire, England – £7.9m, 8 acres, withdrawn 3 Mar 2011.
Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire, England – owned by bankrupt Simon Halabi.
Le Bois des Moutiers, Normandy, France – POA, by Lutyens/Jekyll in 1898 (BBC).
Rose Castle, Cumbria, England – sale delayed until 2013 to allow charity purchase (GI).
Haremere Hall, East Sussex, England – £1.65m, 100 acres, Grade I, launch £4m 2004.
Finnebrogue House, County Down, Northern Ireland – £1.55m, 3.5 acres (removed).
Arundells, Salisbury, England – townhouse of former PM Sir Edward Heath 1985-2005.
Woodland HouseWest London – £60m + £20m F/H, 1 acre, GII*, by Michael Winner.

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House Sales Review for 2011

The most expensive sale – Park Place, Berkshire, England, selling for £140m to a Russian buyer (it was also the most expensive in 2007 at £42m)

With the exception of Park Place in Berkshire which sold for £140m in August, the stately homes sales market has again been sluggish in 2011, with low sales volumes and prices, and more new listings than sales. This trend reflects the ongoing European uncertainty and Government austerity measures dampening the economic outlook and business confidence. Many City workers are focusing on just keeping their jobs, rather than spending big on a second house. A few houses have sold quickly, being the smaller well-kept ones in good locations, but most have been slow to sell. Asking price reductions have helped in some cases, with others still languishing on the market for years.

The slowest to sell – Kinmel Hall, Denbighshire, Wales, taking over 5 years, with its developer-owner eventually giving up

The total 2011 sales figure of over £450m for over 50 houses at first looks respectable, but with the 5 most expensive houses accounting for half this total, the reality is not so rosy. Also inflating this figure is the administrators’ sale of 15 von Essen country house hotels, totalling £85m (a fifth of the 2011 total), with 10 more to be sold in early 2012. Interestingly, 2011 also saw for sale three houses featured in past years on the Channel 4 TV series Country House Rescue – Carnfield Hall in Derbyshire (sold in March), Albury Park in Surrey (sold in September) and Gissing Hall in Norfolk (launched in August); this follows the sale of Kinross House in early 2011 for £4.25m after 2 years on the market, which featured on Dan Cruickshank’s
The Country House Revealed BBC TV series in May 2011.

The fastest sale – Blachford Manor, Devon, England, in under 2 months

Certain houses have been excluded from the sales lists below, such as Taymouth Castle in Perth & Kinross, Scotland, which is being converted into a hotel and was sold at the end of 2010; and von Essen’s Cliveden in Berkshire, which has not yet confirmed its £35m sale to Ian and Richard Livingstone of the Chewton Glen Hotel. Houses that are smaller or unlisted have not be included. Further reading can be found in the Country Life 2011 review (2010) and 2012 predictions (2011).

Top 5 sales by price (totalling £235m):

1.  Park Place, Berkshire, England – £140m (Aug)
2.  Updown Court, Surrey, England – £35m (Oct)
3.  Birch Grove House, West Sussex, England – £25m (Nov)
4.  Cherkley Court, Surrey, England – £20m (Mar)
5.  Gordon House, Richmond, London, England – £15m (Aug)

Top 5 new for sale listings:

1.  Cliveden House, Berkshire, England – £35m (Apr -possibly under offer)
2.  Ayton Castle, Borders, Scotland – £2.2m (May)
3.  Cairness House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – £3m (May)
4.  Blair Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland – £2.5m (May)
5.  Mamhead House, Devon, England – £8m (Sep)

Top 4 fastest significant sales (from public launch to ‘under offer’ dates):

1.  Blachford Manor, Devon, England – £8m (May – 6 weeks)
2.  Crowcombe Court, Somerset, England – £2m (May – 8 weeks)
3.  Bragborough Hall, Northamptonshire, England – £5m (Dec – 9 weeks)
4.  Blair Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland – £2.5m (Nov – 16 weeks)

Top 5 longest significant unsold:

1.  Syon Lodge, Hounslow, London, England – £6m (Sep 2007)
2.  Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire, England – £5m (Jun 2008)
3.  Yester House, East Lothian, Scotland – £8m (Aug 2008)
4.  Lyons House, County Kildare, Ireland – €50m (Jun 2009)
5.  Llanerchydol Hall, Powys, Wales – £2m (Nov 2009)

House contents auction held during the year:

Carnfield Hall, Derbyshire, England  (Mar)
(see Country House Rescue, Series 2, episode 3, on 18 Mar 2010)
Contents auction ‘Attic Sale‘ by Bamfords Ltd, at Carnfield Hall on Sat 26 Mar, 700 lots collected by former antiques dealer James Cartland, who lived at the Hall 1987-2011 (house also sold).

The top 50 stately homes sold , with a total value of over £450m, in order based on listing grade, size and quality:

1.  Kinmel Hall, Denbighshire, Wales  (Dec)
£1.5m (or £15m including restoration), 18 acres, enlarged 1871-4 for Hugh R. Hughes by William E. Nesfield (based on Fontainbleau & Hampton Court), a calendar house, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, Derbyshire Investments, brochure, LSH, brochure, satellite, Estate, press, last sold Mar 2006, launched
Apr 2006 (auctions 12  Oct deferred & 7 Dec 2011 sold),
Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

2.  Blair Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland  (Nov)
(aka Blair House/Estate, but is not Blair Castle, Perthshire)
sold for under £2.5m with 248 acres to Sallie & Charles Hendry
by Caroline and Luke Borwick (originally asking £8m for 1,265 acres), built from 1105 for Blair family, Category A, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, website, Country Life, last sold
1105, launched 10 May 2011, under offer Sep, sold by early Nov,
£1.2m contents sold 14-15 Mar 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

3.  Amberley Castle, West Sussex, England  (Oct)
£13.5m, 12 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Bath Priory Ltd (owned by Andrew Brownsword), built 1382, Grade I, gardens unlisted, aerial photos, last sold Aug 2007 for £12m by Martin & Joy Cummings.

4.  Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire, England  (Dec)
£7.5m, 15 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Halcyon Hotels and Resorts (owned by Nigel Chapman), built 1508-21, Grade I, gardens Grade II, last sold 2000 for £5m by Maurice Taylor – Baron of Portlethen, DiCamillo, Wiki.

5.  Crowcombe Court, Somerset, England  (July)
£2m (excl. stables), 7 acres, built 1723–39 for Thomas Carew by Nathaniel Ireson, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Jackson Stops, brochure, satellite, website, last sold 1999, launched 30 Mar 2011 (Aug 2008, £2.5m, 4 acres), under offer in May, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

6.  Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire, England  (by Oct)
(not Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, England)
circa £7m, 354 acres, sold to the 6th Duke of Westminster, last sold Mar 2007 for £6.25m to Chek Whyte Industries, built 1774, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

7.  Ickworth House East Wing, Suffolk, England  (Dec)
£6m, est 8 acres, 88 year lease from National Trust, with Lodge (aka Dower House), sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Halcyon Hotels and Resorts (owned by Nigel Chapman), built 1795-1829 for 4th Earl of Bristol by Francis Sandys, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, last sold 2005 by Nigel Chapman
& Nicholas Dickinson est £8m, DiCamillo, Wiki, IMDB.

8.  Albury Park, Surrey, England  (Sep)
(see Country House Rescue TV episodes 1.4 in 2008 & 2.10 2009)
circa £7m, 65 acres, sold by Nigel & Jennifer Whalley to Michael Wilson Restorations & Chelsminster Estates, built from 1697 + additions by Soane & Pugin, Grade II*, gardens Grade I, website, last sold 2004 by CHA for £4.5m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

9.  Osberton Hall, Nottinghamshire, England  (May)
£3.35m, 46 acres, built from 1806 for Foljambe family, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, Shield Estates, brochure, history, last sold 1987 by Foljambes to Tony Budge, launched 8 Dec 2010, Country Seat, DiCamillo.

10.  Blachford Manor, Devon, England  (May)
£8m, 734 acres, built 16th & 18th centuries (aka Blackford) for Rogers family, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, last sold 2001, launched 6 Apr 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

11.  Buckland Manor, Gloucestershire, England  (Oct)
£6m, 10 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Bath Priory Ltd (owned by Andrew Brownsword), built 1880, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, last sold 2003 by Lord Roy & Lady Daphne Vaughan £4m (with 3 other hotels).

12.  Park Place, Berkshire, England  (Aug)
£140m, 200 acres, sold by Michael Spink to Russian banker Andrey Borodin, built 1870 for John Noble by Thomas Cundy, Grade II, gardens Grade II*, School 1947-88, the school in St. Trinian’s 2007 film (see trailer), CGI images, estate, entrance, postcard, side view, boat house, last sold 2007 for £42m,
Country Seat, Wiki.

13.  Gordon House, Richmond, London, England  (Aug)
£15m, 0.74 acres, sold to a British buy-to-let investor, built 1720, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, last sold 2007 by Octagon Homes to Private Property Group, launched 2009 for £25m (£15m from Jun 2010), under offer 15 Jun, DiCamillo, Wiki.

14.  Golden Grove/Gelli Aur, Carmarthenshire, Wales  (Sep)
£1m, 100 acres, bought by a private London buyer – the Golden Grove Trust – as an art gallery and sculpture park for education, Grade II* info, Gardens Grade II*, Cooke & Arkwright, brochure, sold by 28 Sep 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

15.  The Mount Somerset, Somerset, England  (Nov)
£3m, 3 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to the Eden Hotel Collection (owned by Sir Peter Rigby), built 1815 as Henlade House for Anderdon family, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, last sold 1994 (von Essen’s first hotel), sold Nov, Wiki.

16.  The Elms, Worcestershire, England  (Dec)
£6m, 10 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Halcyon Hotels and Resorts (owned by Nigel Chapman), built 1710, Grade II, gardens unlisted, last sold 2003 by Lord Roy & Lady Daphne Vaughan est £4m (with 3 other hotels), DiCamillo.

17.  Cherkley Court, Surrey, England  (Apr)
£20m, 370 acres, sold to Longshot developer by the Beaverbrook Foundation, built 1870/1893 for Abraham Dixon, owned by Lord Beaverbrook & family 1910-98, Grade II in 1990, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, website, last sold 1998, launched 15 Sep 2010, news, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

18.  Bledisloe House, Gloucestershire, England  (Dec)
£7m, 36 acres, built 1798 as Coates Manor & extended 1921 with re-erection of Hams Hall from Warwickshire, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, last sold 2003 (approx £3m), launched May 2011 for £8m, DiCamillo.

19.  Lower Slaughter Manor, Gloucestershire, England  (Oct)
£8m, 5 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Bath Priory Ltd (owned by Andrew Brownsword), built 1656, Grade II, gardens unlisted, last sold 2003 by Lord Roy & Lady Daphne Vaughan £5m (with 3 other hotels).

20.  Bragborough Hall, Northamptonshire, England  (Dec)
£5m, 346 acres (or £7m, 641 acres), built 1841, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, Fisher German, brochure, Country Life press, survey 2012, last sold c1945 to Baron McGowan, launched
31 Aug 2011, under offer 9 Nov 2011 for £5m with 346 acres.

21. Carnfield Hall, Derbyshire, England  (Mar)
(see Country House Rescue, Series 2, episode 3, on 18 Mar 2010)
£1.25m, 90 acres, sold by James Cartland (bought 1987) to Graham Oliver on 31 Mar, contents also auctioned, Cartland had bought The Mansion in Ashbourne in Jun 2010website, built from 1470, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Fisher German, launched
Oct 2010, DiCamillo, Wiki.

22.  Birch Grove House, West Sussex, England  (by Nov)
est £25m, 800-1,400 acres, sold to Dr Jim Hay by Larry Yung, built 1926 for parents of Harold Macmillan (1st Earl of Stockton), Grade II, gardens unlisted and include £10m golf course, book,
last sold 1989 for £5.5m by Alexander Macmillan (2nd Earl), launched by Nov 2010 for £20m, DiCamillo.

23.  Glencot House, Somerset, England  (Aug)
£2.65m, 17 acres, built 1887 by Ernst George & Harold Peto for WS Hodgkinson, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, Roderick Thomas, website, Miller’s hotel 2006-11, school 1950s-1974, last sold 2006 to Martin Miller, launched Jun 2011, Wiki.

24.  Hemingford Grey House, Cambs, England  (by Dec)
£1.95m, 3 acres, built 1697, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Jackson Stops, Conference Centre 1973-Sep 2011, sold by Dec 2011, being converted back into a private home, Wiki.

25.  Bishopstrow House, Wiltshire, England  (Oct)
£6m, 27 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Longleat Enterprises Ltd, built 1821 by John Pinch Elder for William Temple, Grade II, gardens unlisted, last sold 2001 £5m.

26.  The Greenway, Gloucestershire, England  (Nov)
£3.5m, 8 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to the Eden Hotel Collection (owned by Sir Peter Rigby), built from 17th century, aka Shurdington House/Manor, Grade II, gardens unlisted, last sold 2004 for £3.5m.

27.  Clermont Hall, Norfolk, England  (Jan)
£1.85m, 23 acres, built 1776 for 1st Earl of Clermont, extended 1812 by William Pilkington, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, last sold 1973, launched 15 Sep 2010, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

28.  Glencoe House, Highlands, Scotland  (Apr)
£450,000, 10 acres, sold by NHS Highland to Roger Niemeyer, built 1896 for Lord Strathcona by Rowand Anderson (2 wings demolished in 1965), Category B, gardens unlisted, Bell Ingram, brochure, At Risk, press, Facebook, WOW, launched Dec 2010 with Mar 2011 closing date, last sold c1950 to NHS (as Glencoe
Hospital), Wiki.

29.  Foulden Hall, Norfolk, England  (cSep)
£2.5m, 20 acres, built late 16th century, part of Didlington Hall estate (has its staircase), Grade II, gardens unlisted, Jackson-Stops, brochure, last sold 2005 (a past owner was Lord Amherst), launched Apr 2011.

30.  Great Hockham Hall, Norfolk, England  (Jan)
over £2.3m, 47 acres, built 1702 for Sir Philip Ryley, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 1994 by Trappes-Lomax family, launched , Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

31.  Updown Court, Surrey, England  (Oct)
£35m, 58 acres, sold by NAMA from Irish Nationwide Bank, built 1990s-2006 for Banjul Singh by American John B Scholz (on site of 1987-burnt Updown Court), unlisted house & gardens, website, last sold 2002 £13.5m to Leslie Allen-Vercoe (Rhymer Invest.),
launched 2005 for £70m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

32.  Homewood Park, Bath, England  (Nov)
£3.5m, 10 acres, sold by von Essen Hotels (in administration in Apr) to Longleat Enterprises Ltd, built Georgian era, unlisted house & gardens, last sold 2004.

Houses of interest:

Horton Hall Menagerie, Northamptonshire, England  (Oct)
£1.45m+, 4 acres, folly built 1756 for 2nd Earl of Halifax by Thomas Wright, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Jackson-Stops, brochure, satellite, website, Horton Hall (dem 1936), last sold 1998 by Gervase Jackson-Stops to Alex Myers, launched 13 Apr
2011 £1.6m (£1.45m autumn 2011), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Ruins and derelict houses:

Hay Castle, Powys, Wales  (part ruin)  (June)
£2m, est 5 acres, sold by Richard Booth to Hay Castle Trust Ltd,
built 1400s, Grade I, gardens Grade II, McCartneys, brochure, satellite, old photos, last sold c1968, launched 22 Apr 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Felix Hall, Essex, England  (ruin)  (Sep)
£0.5m, 8 acres, sold to Mr R Sargeant, of St Osyth Priory and the City and Country Group with plans to rebuild the house as a single dwelling, problem: back wall is boundary and not allowed clear windows, built c1710 for Sir Anthony Abdy, 2 wings added c1750 (demolished 1939) for John Williams, fire 1940, Grade II, gardens
unlisted, Savills, brochure, report, satellite, old images, Filliols Hall,
last sold 1953 to Milner Gray, launched 12 Jul 2011, informal tenders
by 19 Aug, Country Seat (tweet & comment), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Ranton Abbey, Staffordshire, England  (ruin)  (July)
£3.5m, 304 acres, proposed new-build, built 1748, unlisted house and landscape, Knight Frank, Savills, brochure, satellite, photos old & now, last sold 2008 (£34m, 5,200 acres) by Lord Lichfield‘s estate to Grainger plc, launched Apr 2009, sold by JulyCountry Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Others (to be added in full in later updates to this article) –

5 more von Essen country house hotels sold in Dec 2011 (totalling £23m)
Kinross House, Perth and Kinross, Scotland – £4.25m, 78 acres, Cat A, under offer late 2010, sold in early 2011 to Donald Fothergill of First Sight Estate.
Benham Park (aka Benham Valence), West Berkshire, England – £5m, 100 acres, sold to developers Harry Marriott and Michael Fresson, Grade II*, launched Jun 2010 £5m.
Pennsylvania CastleDorset, England – £4m, 4 acres, GIIsold to Colonial Leisure Group from Australia by the widow of Stephen Curtis (by Jan).
Newberry Hall, (aka Newbury Hall ), Co. Kildare, Ireland – €7.5m, 444 acres (by May)
Ebberly House, Devon, England – £4m, 250 acres (under offer late 2010) (by Sep)
Crendle Court, Dorset, England – £6m, 270 acres (was £7m) or £3.8m (Country Seat) (Under offer 25 May, Sold by Aug)
Maperton House, Somerset, England – £4.9m, 8 acres (was £5.75m) (Under Offer Aug)
Bolehyde Manor, Wiltshire, England – £4.75m, 80 acres, launch 5 Apr (informal late 2010), home of Andrew and Camilla Parker Bowles 1973-86 (Grade II*) (Jul)
Widcombe Manor House, Bath, England – £10m, 9 acres, CL (Jun)
Midmar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – £3.2m, 185 acres (was £5m) (June)
Duninga House, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland – €1.25m, 48 acres (by Mar)
Rempstone Hall, Leicestershire, England – £2.5m, 22 acres (by Oct)
Chyknell Hall, Shropshire, England – £6m, 360 acres, CL, launched Mar 2011 (by Oct)
Trematon Castle, Cornwall, England – £700,000, 9 acres (Under Offer by Oct)
Great Addington Manor, Northants, Eng- £2.7m, 28a, CL, GII, lau 23 Aug (20 Oct)
The Ham, Oxfordshire, England – £6m, 47 acres, Grade II* (by Oct)
Fermyn Woods Hall, Northants, England – £5.8m, 300a, CL, website (Under Offer by Oct)
Pudleston Court, Herefordshire, England – £5m, 49 acres, press (Under Offer 10 Oct)
Castle Venlaw, Borders, Scotland – £0.7m, 2 acres, hotelCategory B, launch 2010 (Nov).
Auchen Castle, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland – £1m, 28 acres, Cat B, launch 2010 (2011).
Wood Norton Hall, Worcestershire, Eng – POA, c10 of 170 acres, hotel, Grade II* (2011).
Solberge Hall, North Yorkshire, England – POA, 9 acres, hotel in admin Mar 2011 (2011).
Chyknell Hall, Shropshire, England – £6m, 200 acres, GII, launched Mar 2011 (2011).
Banney Royd Hall, Kirklees, England – £1.9m, 7 acres, sold to Marina Shaw, GI, last sold 1995 by Kirklees Council, launched Nov 2005 £5m (Jul).
Carskiey House, Argyll & Bute, Scotland – £2.95m, 7,362 acres, Cat B, sold to Tom Helme
Lartington Hall, County Durham, England – asking £1.1m, 6 acres, sold to John and Shona Harper-Wilkes, Grade II*, restored 2012-15Wiki.

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Books Published in 2011

75 books published during 2011 on the subject of British and Irish stately homes
(in reverse publishing date order):

Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens 2012
25th anniversary edition

by Heritage House Group
Paperback, RRP £16, Husdon’s Heritage, 608 pages,
ISBN 085101495X, 978-0851014951 (15 Dec).

Wales: Churches, Houses, Castles by Sir Simon Jenkins, Paperback of 2008 (1 Dec).

Morden Hall Park by Zoe Adams, National Trust Guidebooks (30 Nov).

The Manor Reborn: The Transformation of Avebury Manor by Sian Evans (24 Nov).

The Real Life Downton Abbey by Jacky Hyams (24 Nov).

The Arts and Crafts Country House, Archives of Country Life, by Clive Aslet (1 Nov).

A Noble Thing
The National Trust and Its Benefactors
from 1940 to the Present Day
by Merlin Waterson (author of NT 1st 100 years in 1994 for BBC)
Hardcover, RRP £40, Scala Publishers, 352 pages,
ISBN 1857596692, 978-1857596694 (was 31 March, now 31 Oct).

Buildings of England: Somerset: North and Bristol by Foyle & Pevsner, 2nd ed (31 Oct).

A Noble Thing: The National Trust and Its Benefactors from 1940 (31 Oct).

The Gentry: Stories of the English by Adam Nicolson, review (27 Oct).

A History of Bishops Park (adjoining Fulham Palace) by Sally Miller (26 Oct).

Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design by Thomas Messel (OM) (11 Oct).

English Country House Interiors by Jeremy Musson, photos P. Barker (11 Oct).

Houses of the Lake District by Christopher Holliday and Clive Boursnell (6 Oct).

Enthusiasms by Mark Girouard, section on was Brideshead really Madresfield (6 Oct).

Our Queen by Robert Hardman, for 2013 ITV 2-hr docu on diamond jubilee year (6 Oct).

Castles of Britain and Ireland by Lise Hull (Oct).

Follies of England by Gwyn Headley & Wim Meulenkamp, 40 ebooks by county, based on their 3 books (1986, 1990 & 1999), Heritage Ebooks (Series in Oct, individually earlier).

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Countess of Carnarvon (29 Sep).

The World of Downton Abbey

by Jessica Fellowes (niece of Lord Julian Fellowes)
background to the ITV Downton Abbey TV series 1 & 2
Hardcover, RRP £20, Harper Collins, 304 pages,
ISBN 0007431783, 978-0007431786 (15 Sep).

Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House by Sian Evans (15 Sep).

Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney (15 Sep).

Romantic English Homes by Robert O’Byrne (8 Sep).

Buildings of England: Cheshire by Hartwell, Hyde & Pevsner, 2nd edition (2 Sep).

Inigo Jones: The Architect of Kings

by Vaughan Hart
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Hardcover, RRP £35, Yale University Press, 336 pages,
ISBN 0300141491, 978-0300141498 (2 Sep).

Edwardian Country Life: The story of H. Avray Tipping by H Gerrish (1 Sep).

Milner Field: the Lost Country House of Titus Salt Jnr by Daele & Beale (Sep).

Blarney Castle: An Irish Tower House by James Lyttleton (Aug/Oct).

Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life by Susie Harries (Nikolaus Pevsner) (18 Aug).
Paperback (2 Aug 2012)

Historic Gardens of Warwickshire by T Mowl and D James, HGE series (1 Aug).

The Real Downton Abbey: An Unofficial Guide to the Period Which Inspired the Hit TV Show by Jacky Hyams (1 Aug).

The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There, by Sinclair McKay, paperback reprint of 2010 hardback edition (1 Aug).

The Cloud Garden by Tom Hart Dyke (Lullingstone Castle) & Paul Winder, 2004 (31 Jul).

Stowe: The People & the Place by Michael Bevington, National Trust & Scala (21 July).

Gardens of the National Trust by Stephen Lacey, revision of 2005 edition, Anova (21 Jul).

Great Gardens of Britain by Helena Attlee, photos by Alex Ramsay (15Jul).

Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden by Laura Mayer (10 July).

Royal Britain
Historic Palaces, Castles and Houses

by Jane Struthers
Paperback, RRP £15, New Holland Publishers, 192 pages,
ISBN 1780090099, 978-1780090092 (5 July).

Scotland’s Castle Culture

Edited by Audrey Dakin, Miles Glendinning and Aonghus MacKechnie
Hardcover, RRP £25, John Donald Short Run Press, 288 pages,
ISBN 190656633X, 978-1906566333 (1 July).

Ickworth, Suffolk by Catharine Pusey, National Trust (1 July).

National Trust Historic Houses & Collections Annual 2011: No. 5 ed David Adshead (1 Jul).

The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping (2 Jun).

Restoration Home
The Essential Guide to Tracing the History of Your House
by Gavin Weightman (accompanying the 6-part BBC TV series)
Paperback, RRP £17, BBC Books, 224 pages,
ISBN 1849901341, 978-1849901345 (2 June).

The Big House Library In Ireland
Books In Ulster Country Houses

by Mark Purcell (National Trust – Libraries Curator)
Paperback, RRP £17, National Trust (blog), 128 pages,
ISBN 0707804167, 978-0707804163 (1 June).

Clitheroe Castle Museum (guidebook) by Susan Ashworth, 978-1857596588 (1 Jun).

Beningbrough Hall by Louise Alton, National Trust Guidebook, rev’n of 2006 edn (1 Jun).

The Stately Houses, Palaces and Castles of Georgian, Victorian and Modern Britain by Charles Phillips & Richard Wilson (31 May).

Strawberry Hill & Horace Walpole: Essential Guide by John Iddon (31 May).

England’s Lost Houses by Giles Worsley, paperback of 2002 hardcover (25 May).

Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden by JB Tankard, CL (25 May).

Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools by Vivien Rolf, Shire Library (24 May).

The Irish Country House: Its Past, Present and Future, 9th conference (20 May).

Vitruvius Scoticus by William Adam, reprint of 1812 book (20 May).

Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle paperback of 2007 (5 May).

National Trust Desk Diary and Pocket Diary 2012, RRP £13 & £8 (5 May).

Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles, Paperback edition of 2010 (3 May).

The Private Life of a Country House

by Lesley Lewis (nee Lawrence), about life in 1912-39 at
Pilgrim’s Hall, Essex, reprint of 1980 edition,
Paperback, RRP £10, History Press/National Trust, 160 pages,
ISBN 075246051X, 978-0752460512 (1 May).

Eccentric Wealth: The Bulloughs of Rum by Alastair Scott on Kinloch Castle (1 May).

Bosvathick House by Stephen Tyrrell, website (May).

The Architecture of Sir Ernest George

by Hilary J. Grainger

Hardcover, RRP £65, Spire Books, 480 pages, (E George),
ISBN 1904965318, 978-1904965312 (30 April).

House: British Domestic Architecture

by Philippa Lewis (Note: may not be too relevant, with only small sections on manor houses and castles),
Hardcover, RRP £25, Prestel Press, 192 pages,
ISBN 3791345567, 978-3791345567 (29 April).

An Englishman’s Home: The Adventures Of An Eccentric Gardener by Tom Hart Dyke (Lullingstone Castle), 1st pub 2007, BBC TV series 2006 & 2007 (26 Apr).

The Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of Northern Ireland, Rose Jane Leslie (21 Apr).

Renewed Life for Scottish Castles by R Fawcett and A Rutherford, CBA (14 Apr).

The Country House Revealed
A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home

by Dan Cruickshank (to accompany his new BBC TV series)
Hardcover, RRP £25, BBC Books, 288 pages,
ISBN 1849902062, 978-1849902069 (14 April).

English Ruins

by Jeremy Musson, photographs by Paul Barker

Hardcover, RRP £30, Merrell Publishers, 192 pages,
ISBN 1858945437, 978-1858945439 (8 April).

The Gardens at Castle Howard by Mike Kipling (7 Apr).

Danson House
The Anatomy of a Georgian Villa

by Richard Lea & Chris Miele, with Gordon Higgott
Paperback, RRP £25, English Heritage, 112 pages,
ISBN 1873592752, 978-1873592755 (1 April).

If Walls Could Talk

by Lucy Worsley (Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces)
(to accompany her new BBC2 TV series)
Hardcover, RRP £20, Faber and Faber, 368 pages,
ISBN 0571259529, 978-0571259526 (1 April).

The Gargoyles and Cannons of Craigievar Castle

by Ian M Davidson (NTS Conservation Manager)

Paperback, RRP £5, RCAHMS, 32 pages,
ISBN 1902419758, 978-1902419756 (1 April).

Balmerino Abbey
A Cistercian Monastery in Fife

by RCAHMS (the Abbey is an NTS site)
Paperback, RRP £5, RCAHMS, 36 pages,
ISBN 1902419766, 978-1902419763 (1 April).

Exploring Britain’s Historic Houses

AA Illustrated Reference, Edited by Donna Wood.
Hardcover, RRP £20, AA Publishing, 224 pages,
revision of 1999 Historic Houses edition,
ISBN 0749568615, 978-0749568610 (31 March).

Historic Royal Palaces: Curators’ Choice

Edited by Sarah Kilby, 11 curators from the 5 Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), discussing their favourite treasures.
Paperback, RRP £10, Scala Publishers, 80 pages, 4 May event,
ISBN 1857596773, 978-1857596779 (31 March).

The Earl Bishop by Stephen Price, biography of 4th Earl of Bristol of Ickworth (17 Mar).

A Lust For Window Sills: A Lover’s Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble Dash by Harry Mount, paperback reprint of 2008 hardback edition (17 Mar).

Caerhays Castle
An Introduction to its History, Owners and Gardens
by Charles Williams, Peter Herring, Jaimie Parsons,
Courtenay Smale and Stephen Tyrrell (also Editor),
Hardcover, RRP £30, Pasticcio Ltd, 260 pages,
ISBN 0955551153, 978-0955551154 (11 March).

Eltham Palace
English Heritage Red Guidebook

by Michael Turner (updating his 1999 edition)
Paperback, RRP £4, English Heritage, 52 pages,
ISBN 1848020902, 978-1848020900 (8 March).

The Omnipotent Magician
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, 1716-1783

by Jane Brown
Hardcover, RRP £20, Chatto & Windus, 352 pages,
ISBN 0701182121, 978-0701182120 (3 March).

The English Castle: 1066-1650

by John Goodall
Hardcover, RRP £45, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies,
Yale University Press, 480 pages, ISBN 0300110588,
978-0300110586 (22 February, officially 30 April).

Blithfield Hall
A Country House Saved

by Lady Nancy Bagot
Paperback, RRP £20, Redcliffe Press, 176 pages,
ISBN 1906593868, 978-1906593865 (14 February/6 April).

A Cotswold Jewel in Stone
The Story of Temple Guiting Manor

by Jeremy Musson
Hardcover, RRP £45, Wheatsheaf Press, 108 pages,
ISBN 095679890X, 978-0956798909 (31 January).

Stylistic Cold Wars
Betjeman Versus Pevsner
by Timothy Mowl
Paperback edition of Hardcover from 2000,
RRP £13, Faber and Faber, 192 pages,
ISBN 0571275354, 978-0571275359 (20 Jan).

The Restoration of an Irish House & Demesne
by Kevin V. Mulligan (click on his headshot for biography)
the history of Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland (buy book)
Hardcover, RRP €40, Churchill House Press, 240 pages,
ISBN 0955024641, 978-0955024641 (13 January).

The National Trust Handbook 2011 by Lucy Peel (1 Jan).

A selection of 11 books published in late 2010:

Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens 2011
24th annual edition

by Heritage House Group
Paperback, RRP £16, Hudson’s Heritage, 608 pages,
ISBN 0851014720, 978-0851014722 (22 December).

An Illustrated History of Ottershaw Park Estate – 1761-2011, by John Athersuch.
The Classical Country House: From the Archives of Country Life by David Watkin.
The Irish Country House by The Knight of Glin and James Peill.
Lost Country Houses of Suffolk by W. M. Roberts.
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland by Tarquin Blake.
St James’ Palace: A History by Sir Kenneth Scott.
Life in the Victorian Country House by Pamela Horn.
Cumbria: The Buildings of England (Pevsner Architectural Guides) by Matthew Hyde.
The Charterhouse: Survey of London, Monograph No.18.
Tiaras and Tantrums: Twenty-five years in service at Kedleston Hall by Roy Adams.

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