DiCamillo Companion

The Down House

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier house burned down in the 19th century and was replaced by the current house.

    Built / Designed For: George Dowdeswell, MP

  • Garden & Outbuildings: There is a Grade II-listed Stableblock.

  • Architect: Thomas Rickman

    Date: 1823
    Designed: House for George Dowdeswell, MP

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    Architect: Frederick Sandham Waller

    Date: 1875
    Designed: Altered House for Col. S.G. Scobell

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 18, 1854.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Rice family

    Past Seat / Home of: Dowdeswell family, 19th century. Scobel family, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No