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Cholmondeley Castle (Cholmondeley Hall)  England 
CHUM-lee
Malpas, Cheshire, England

Circa Date: 1801

Status: Fully Extant

Special Info / Location/ Date

Special Info
Phonetic Pronunciation of House Name
CHUM-lee

Location
Country
England
District Today
Cheshire
 Historic County
 City / Town / Village
Malpas
 Latitude
53.023392
 Longitude
-2.76303

Date
Start Date
Completion Date
Circa Date
1801
Images

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Architects

Designed   Laid out grounds of Cholmondeley Hall (house demolished 1801)
Date  

Designed   Advice to 1st Earl for remodelling of Cholmondeley Hall (demolished 1801)
Date   1713

Designed   Designed and built new castellated house for 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley
Date   1801-04

Designed   Remodeled Cholmondeley Hall (demolished 1801) for 1st Earl of Cholmondeley
Date   1704-13

Designed   Added towers for 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley
Date   1829

Extant / Listed / References

Extant
Extant Type
Fully Extant
Extant Details

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

References
Vitruvius Britannicus
C. II, pls.31-34. 1717. C. III, pls.79, 80. 1725.
Vitruvius Scoticus
J.B. Burke (Burke's Visitation of Seats)
2.S. Vol.I, p.108. 1854.
Country Life
J.P. Neale (Neale's Views of Seats)
2.S. Vol. V. 1829.
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.
Grounds Only
Historic Houses Association Member
Yes
Phone Number If calling from the U.S., delete the first "0" in British numbers.
01829-720-383
Fax Number
Email
Website
Awards

Current Ownership
Current Ownership Type
Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use
Private Home
Current Ownership Use / Details

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

History
Earlier House(s) / Building(s)
House, primarily by Smith of Warwick the Younger, demolished in 1801.
House Replaced By
Built / Designed For
House & Family History
The Cholmondeleys have lived at Cholmondeley since 1200. The present Cholmondeley Castle was built in the 19th century by the 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley.
Collections This field lists art objects that are currently or were previously in the collection of the house.

For information on the history of British currency, click here.  To use a chart that allows you to compare the purchasing power of money In Great Britain from 1264 to any other year, including the present, click here.  To use a currency conversion to see the current value of the British pound, click here.
Hans Holbein the Younger’s "Lady with a Pet Squirrel and Starling," which had been at Cholmondeley Castle since the 18th century (later coming to Houghton Hall, Norfolk), was sold from Houghton to The National Gallery, London at Christie’s in March of 1992 for £10 million.
Comments

Gardens & Park
Garden, Park, Follies and Outbuildings
The romantic Cholmondeley Castle - a mock castle folly built in 1801 of local sandstone - stands on a rise above a lake. The Gothic-style castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including chestnut, cedars of Lebanon, and oak. The gardens surrounding the Castle provide a lovely mix of color and height, with intriguing walks around the lake, complete with a picnic site, children's play area, and rare breeds of farm animals, including African pygmy goats and llamas, in addition to the more ordinary rabbits, chickens, and aviary birds. There is also the laburnum grove, the Rose Garden, and the Temple Water Garden, with sports a small lake full of giant koi carp. Plantings are planned to provide color at all times of the year and there is a plant shop in the grounds.
Chapel & Church
There is a private chapel in the Park.

Movies
Location for Movies / TV
Bibliography

Author   NA
Year Published   1999
Reference  


Author   Cornforth, John
Year Published   1996
Reference  


Author   Colvin, Howard
Year Published   1995
Reference  


Author   Colvin, Howard
Year Published   1995
Reference  



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