Puneet Varma

Westhorpe House

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Westhorpe House httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Westhorpe House is a 31,937 square feet (2,967.0 m2) Grade II listed building near Little Marlow which was once the home of Field marshal Sir George Nugent.

History

The house was built for James Chase MP in the classical style in about 1700. It became the home of Dr. Isaac Maddox, Bishop of Worcester, and then of Everard Fawkener, Postmaster General, and later of Alexander Wynch, Governor of Madras, during the 18th century. It was bought by Field marshal Sir George Nugent in October 1809. It passed to George Jackson, a landowner, in 1863 and later to Major Herbert Gordon, an officer in the 93rd Highlanders, who was still living there in 1925.

The house was used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II and later became the UK head office of Lexmark who vacated the house in 2004. In March 2014 it was still being marketed as a potential company head office.

References

Westhorpe House Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Wild in the Country
Dave Burba
Kashif Siddiqi
Topics