DiCamillo Companion

Edgcote House

  • Earlier Houses: The current house replaced an earlier house on the site.

    Built / Designed For: Richard Chauncy

    House & Family History: Edgcote is a nine-bay two-story house erected between 1747 and 1752 for London merchant Richard Chauncey. Built of local ironstone with gray stone dressings, the interior is notable for its Chinese style drawing room. Edgcote House, together with 1,700 acres, was sold in June 2005 by Christopher Courage (of the brewing family) for £30 million. Edgcote is possibly most notable today as Netherfield, the country seat of Mr. Bingley, in the BBC's 1995 production of "Pride and Prejudice."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The park, which today covers 1,700 acres, was laid out in the 18th century and features the remains of a Roman villa.

  • Architect: William Jones

    Date: 1747
    Designed: House for Richard Chauncey

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  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Pride and Prejudice" (1995 - BBC TV mini series, as Netherfield).
  • Current Seat / Home of: David Allen; here since 2005.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Queen Anne of Cleves, 16th century. William Chauncy, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Richard Chauncy, late 18th century. William Cartwright, 19th century; Cartwright family here 1847 until 1926. Christopher Courage, until 2005; Courage family here 1926-2005.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No