The house from a circa 1920 postcard
Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.
Built / Designed For: Sir John Swinburne, 1st Bt.
Garden & Outbuildings: The the early 20th century the Capheaton Hall Estate stood at 50,000 acres.
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. III, 1820.
Country Life: CXXXVIII, 390, 1965.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Current Seat / Home of: Willy and Eliza Browne-Swinburne; Swinburne family here since 1270.
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: William de Swynburne, 13th century; Sir John Swinburne, 1st Bt., until 1669. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir John Swinburne, 1st Bt., 1669-1706; Sir William Swinburne, 2nd Bt., 1706-16; Sir John Swinburne, 3rd Bt., 1716-45; Sir John Swinburne, 4th Bt., 1745-63; Sir Edward Swinburne, 5th Bt., 1763-86; Sir John Edward Swinburne, 6th Bt., 1786-1860; Sir John Swinburne, 7th Bt., 1860-1914; Sir Hubert Swinburne, 8th Bt., 1914-34; John Browne-Swinburne, 1966-2004.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: Available for weddings and events
House Open to Public: By Appointment
Historic Houses Member: No