DiCamillo Companion
England

Moundsmere Manor

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier manor house on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Wilfred Buckley

    House & Family History: The original manor at Moundsmere was given to both Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard as part of their dowries when they married King Henry VIII. The property was given to Winchester College in 1542, after the execution of Catherine Howard. Winchester used the manor as a country retreat for sick students and as an isolation hospital during the Great Plague of 1665. The current house, designed by Reginald Blomfield in 1909 in the Hampton Court/Wrenaissance style, is particularly noted for its large central hall, which was probably modeled on the Mauritshuis at The Hague. The house was built for the American businessman Wilfred Buckley, who was one of the leaders of the clean milk campaign in Britain in the 1930s. Between 1969 and 2004 the estate was owned by Mark Andreae, who farmed in excess of 2,500 acres in Hampshire. Mr. Andreae put the house and its grounds of 83 acres up for sale in August of 2004 for £6 million.

    Collections: The contents of Moundsmere were auctioned by Christie's on June 8, 2005.

    Comments: Pevsner called Blomfield's house at Moundsmere "sumptuous."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The formal and walled gardens are listed Grade II*.

  • Architect: Reginald Theodore Blomfield

    Date: 1908
    Designed: House and gardens for Wilfrid Buckley

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  • Country Life: XXVII, 378 plan, 1910.

  • Title: Gardens of England and Wales Open for Charity, 2003 (The Yellow Book)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 2003
    Reference: pg. 180
    Publisher: Surrey: The National Gardens Scheme Charitable Trust
    ISBN: 0900558369
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • Current Seat / Home of: Mark P. Andreae; here since 1969.

    Past Seat / Home of: Wilfred Buckley, early 20th century. Mark P. Andreae, 1969-2004.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No

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