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Ashcombe House, Wiltshire


  • Type: Building
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Ashcombe House is an English Country house and Grade II Listed Building in Berwick St John, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. The Georgian mansion of English bond brick, tiled hipped roof and brick stacks is actually the truncated remains of a larger house. Ashcombe, also known as Ashcombe Park, has a long history with the British entertainment industry. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1686/00/00 Ashcombe is built as a large house for the Barber family in the late C17.
1750/00/00 Anne Wyndham inherits Ashcombe.
1751/00/00 Anne Wyndham weds the Hon James Everard Arundell, third son of the 6th Baron Arundell of Wardour.
1754/00/00 Francis Cartwright remodels the interior of the Arundell residence.
1815/00/00 Thomas Grove the younger of Ferne House buys the Ashcombe Estate from Lady Arundell by for 8,700 pounds.
1870/00/00 Thomas Grove's grandson Sir Walter demolishes most of Ashcombe House. Sir Walter will later sell the estate to the 13th Duke of Hamilton. The present house is a survival of the eastern wing.
1935/00/00 Society photographer, Cecil Beaton, leases Ashcombe House for 50 Pounds a year. The low rent is offered on the condition that Beaton will renovate to the residence, which is in a sorry state indeed. Beaton makes improvements to the mansion.
1947/00/00 Cecil Beaton quits Ashcombe House.
2001/00/00 Guy Ritchie Owner Madonna and Guy Ritchie buy Ashcombe House. "We just fell in love with it. In the summertime it's the most beautiful place in the world." Madonna
2001/00/00 Madonna Owner Madonna and Guy Ritchie buy Ashcombe House. "We just fell in love with it. In the summertime it's the most beautiful place in the world." Madonna

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Particulars for Ashcombe House, Wiltshire:
Sight Category Building
Cultural Affiliation English Country House
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Building Type Mansion
Area Of Significance Music
Music Attribute Rock n Roll
Historic Use Single dwelling
Music Attribute UK Rock and Roll

Data
English Listed Building List Entry Number: 1130716



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