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Buckhurst Park (Buckhurst Place) (Old Buckhurst) (Stoneland Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on the estate, including Old Buckhurst, a Grade II-listed 16th century house with a major 20th century rebuild.

    Collections: Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577-1618) was the Englishman for whom the state, river, and American Indian tribe called Delaware in the United States were named. The 3rd Baron received his education at Queen's College, Oxford, and served in the army under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex. In 1601 Lord De La Warr was charged with supporting Essex's ill-fated insurrection against Queen Elizabeth I; he was acquitted. Lord De La Warr headed the contingent of 150 men who landed in Jamestown (in what would later become Virginia) on June 10, 1610, just in time to persuade the original settlers not to give up and go home to England. Leaving his deputy, Sir Samuel Argall (infamous for capturing Pocahontas in 1613), in charge, Lord De La Warr returned to England and published a book about Virginia, "The Relation of the Right Honourable the Lord De-La-Warre, of the Colonie, Planted in Virginia," in 1611. He remained the nominal governor of Virginia, and, as such, received complaints from the Virginia settlers about Argall's tyranny; thus, Lord De La Warr set sail for Virginia in 1618 to investigate those charges. He died enroute and was buried at sea. The Sackville family today live in a large Tudor-style house, originally called Stoneland Hall, on the Buckhurst Estate.

  • Chapel & Church: The chapel contains oak paneling originally from Bolebooke, a 16th century brick house in Sussex.

  • Architect: Edwin Landseer Lutyens

    Date: 1903
    Designed: Additions

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    Architect: John Adey Repton

    Date: Circa 1830-35
    Designed: Rebuilt house for 5th Earl De La Warr

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 162, 1853.

    Country Life: XXXI, 686 plan, 722, 1912.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 856
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. P 329
    Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
    ISBN: 0312046405
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Buildings of England: Sussex, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Nairn, Ian
    Year Published: 1973
    Reference: pg. 639
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710280
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • Current Seat / Home of: William Herbrand Sackville, 11th Earl De La Warr; Sackville family here for 900 years.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Herbrand de Sauqueville, 11th century. Ralph de Dene, 11th century. Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, until 1765. SEATED AT 19TH CENTURY HOUSE: George John Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr, 1833-69; Charles Richard Sackville West, 6th Earl De La Warr, 1869-73; Reginald Windsor Sackville, 7th Earl De La Warr, 1873-96; Gilbert George Reginald Sackville, 8th Earl De La Warr, 1896-1915; Robert Henry "Robin" Benson (as tenant), 1902-27; Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey Sackville, 9th Earl De La Warr, 1915-76; William Herbrand Sackville, 10th Earl De La Warr, 1976-88.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Available for weddings and corporate events.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01892-770-220

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.buckhurstpark.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No


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