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Capheaton Hall (Capheaton Castle)

  • 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.

  • Architect: William Newton

    Date: 1788-89
    Designed: Alterations and additions for Sir John Edward Swinburne, 6th Bt.

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    Architect: Robert Trollope (Trollap)

    Date: Circa 1667
    Designed: House for Sir John Swinburne, 1st Bt.

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  • 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.

  • Title: Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland
    Author: Faulkner, Thomas; Lowery, Phoebe
    Year Published: 1996
    Publisher: Yorkshire: Jill Raines
    ISBN: 0951649426
    Book Type: Softback

  • 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

    Phone: 01913-758-152

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

    Historic Houses Member: No