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Abbeystead House (Abbeystead)

  • Built / Designed For: William Philip Molyneux, 4th Earl of Sefton.

    House & Family History: The Elizabethan style Abbeystead was built in the late 19th century as a hunting lodge and was later converted into a country house. It was at Abbeystead that Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, died on August 9, 2016.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Abbeystead Estate is 20,000 acres and holds the record for the biggest grouse bag in one day: on August 12, 1915, when 2,929 birds were shot by eight guns.

  • Architect: Douglas & Fordham

    Date: 1886
    Designed: House for 4th Earl of Sefton

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster; Grosvenor family here since 1980.

    Past Seat / Home of: William Philip Molyneux, 4th Earl of Sefton, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No