DiCamillo Companion

The Manor (Edgwarebury House)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house sits on, or near, the site of a 16th century house.

    House & Family History: After Commander Dawson's death in the 1930s, the house was turned into a country club and then, in the 1960s, a hotel. Because of its close proximity to Elstree Studios, The Manor has frequently been used as a filming location.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house is set in 10 acres of grounds.

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Sons of the Sea" (1939). "The Venusian" (1954). "The Accursed" (1957). "Portrait of a Sinner" ["The Rough and the Smooth"] (1959 - as the hotel for the clandestine assignation). "School for Scoundrels" (1960 - as the tennis club). "So Evil, So Young" (1961). "Night Must Fall" (1964). "The Liquidator" (1965 - as Rod Taylor's training ground). "The Avengers" (1967 - TV series, in the episode "You Have Just Been Murdered"). "The Avengers" (1968 - TV series, as the Elizabethan hotel in the episode "Wish You Were Here"). "The Devil Rides Out" (1968 - as the exterior of the Eatons' house). "Mosquito Squadron" (1969). "My Partner the Ghost" ["Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)"] (1969 - TV series, in the episodes "The House on Haunted Hill" (as Merstham Manor), "Murder Ain't What It Used to Be!" (as Paul Kirstner's house), and "Who Killed Cock Robin?", as Mrs. Howe's house). "A Clockwork Orange" (1971). "The Protectors" (1972 - TV series, in the episodes "The Bodyguards" and "The Numbers Game"). "Special Branch" (1974 - TV series, as the restaurant visited by Strand in the episode "Diversion"). "Stardust" (1974). "Thriller" (1974 - TV series, in the episode "A Coffin for the Bride"). "Not Now, Comrade" (1976). "The Professionals" (1978 - TV series, in the episode "In the Public Interest"). "Fox Mystery Theater" (1984 - TV series, in the episode "Mark of the Devil").
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Commander Sir Arthur Trevor Dawson, 1st Bt., until 1931.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today The Manor Elstree Hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 02083-274-700

    Fax: 02082-073-668

    Email: [email protected]

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

    Historic Houses Member: No