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West Woodhay House  England 
West Woodhay, West Berkshire, England

Circa Date: 1635 w/1881 alterations and additions

Status: Fully Extant

Special Info / Location/ Date

Special Info
Phonetic Pronunciation of House Name

Location
Country
England
District Today
West Berkshire
 Historic County
 City / Town / Village
West Woodhay
 Latitude
51.366631
 Longitude
-1.43221

Date
Start Date
Completion Date
Circa Date
1635 w/1881 alterations and additions
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Architects

Designed   Church, replacing medieval church on the same site
Date   circa 1718

Designed   House
Date   1635

Designed   Alterations and additions to House
Date   1881

Extant / Listed / References

Extant
Extant Type
Fully Extant
Extant Details

Listed
House Listed As 
Grade I
Gardens Listed As  
Unknown
Country House:  Yes

References
Vitruvius Britannicus
Vitruvius Scoticus
J.B. Burke (Burke's Visitation of Seats)
Country Life
J.P. Neale (Neale's Views of Seats)
Access / Ownership / Seat

Access
Open to Public Please note: Houses listed as being open "By Appointment" are usually country house hotels, B&Bs, or schools.
By Appointment
Historic Houses Association Member
Phone Number If calling from the U.S., delete the first "0" in British numbers.
01488-668-737
Fax Number
01488-668-756
Email
Website
Awards

Current Ownership
Current Ownership Type
Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use
Conference Center
Current Ownership Use / Details
Used today (2007) as a venue for corporate entertainment events, conferences, and weddings.

Seat ("Seat" is loosely defined as any family that occupied the house for a period of 2 years or more)
Today Seat of
Henderson family
A Past Seat(s) of
Possible (Unsure) Seat of
History / Gardens & Park / Movies

History
Earlier House(s) / Building(s)
House Replaced By
Built / Designed For
House & Family History
West Woodhay was built in 1635 and altered and added to in 1881 by A.W. Blomfield. It is one of the earliest examples of a post-Jones Caroline house. In the 20th century a west extension was built, with additions removed in 1951.
Collections This field lists art objects that are currently or were previously in the collection of the house.

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Comments

Gardens & Park
Garden, Park, Follies and Outbuildings
Chapel & Church
The medieval church southeast of the House was replaced by Sir John Vanbrugh, circa 1718; it was, in turn, demolished by A.W. Blomfield circa 1882.

Movies
Location for Movies / TV
"National Treasure" (2004 - as Ben Gates' home in the final scene).
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