DiCamillo Companion

Hinwick House (Hinwick Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Richard Orlebar

    House & Family History: Hinwick House was supposedly modeled on Buckingham House, today's Buckingham Palace. The house, together with 37 acres, was listed for sale in November of 2019 for £8.5 million.

    Collections: The Orlebar archives were sold to the Bedfordshire Record Office in 1986.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house is today set in 38 acres of parkland.

  • Architect: Francis Cranmer Penrose

    Date: 1859-66
    Designed: Victorian Wing

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    Architect: John Hunt

    Date: 1709-14
    Designed: House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Country Life: CXXVIII, 618, 676, 730, 1960.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1997
    Reference: pgs. 98-99
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710345
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: Richard Orlebar, 18th century; John Orlebar, 18th century; Orlebar family here from 1643 until 1991. Sam and Nina Singh, 2014-17.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Website: http://www.hinwickhouse.com

    Historic Houses Member: No