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Adderbury House

  • Built / Designed For: 1st Earl of Rochester

    House & Family History: Built by his father, the 1st Earl, by the mid-17th century Adderbury was the country seat of John Wilmot, the brilliant poet and infamous libertine 2nd Earl of Rochester. In 2023 Adderbury House, together with 46 acres, was listed for sale for £14 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In the 20th century part of the park (including the lakes) was given to Oxfordshire County Council for use as a public park.

  • Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Date: 1768
    Designed: Landscaping

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    Architect: Roger Morris

    Date: Circa 1731
    Designed: Additions to House
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    Architect: William Oldham Chambers

    Date: 1768
    Designed: Alterations to House for 3rd Duke of Buccleuch
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  • Country Life: CV, 30, 1941.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, until 1658; John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, 1658-80; Charles Wilmot, 3rd Earl of Rochester, 1680-81. John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, 1717-43. Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, 18th century. J.E. Field, 1808-26. William Hunt Chamberlin, 19th century. Major J.W. Larnach, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No