Westhorpe House

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Westhorpe House
File:Frontal view of the Westhorpe House
Westhorpe House in 2012
Westhorpe House is located in Buckinghamshire
Westhorpe House
Location within Buckinghamshire
General information
Status Currently unoccupied
Type Historic England
Architectural style Classic
Address Little Marlow, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, SL7
Town or city Little Marlow
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°34′39″N 0°45′2″W / 51.57750°N 0.75056°W / 51.57750; -0.75056
Construction started ~1700
Client James Chase
Owner BDZ Holdings Ltd (current)
Dimensions
Other dimensions 27,615 feet (8,417 m)
Side view of the Westhorpe House.

Westhorpe House is a 31,937 square feet (2,967.0 m2) Grade II listed building near Little Marlow which is believed to have once been the home of Field marshal Sir George Nugent. The Main House is 20,535 square feet (1,907.8 m2) and the Coach House is 4,027 square feet (374.1 m2).

History

The house was built for James Chase MP in the classical style in about 1700.[1] It became the home of Dr. Isaac Maddox, Bishop of Worcester, and then of Everard Fawkener, Postmaster General, and later of Alexander Wynch, Governor of Madras, during the 18th century.[2] It was bought by Field marshal Sir George Nugent in October 1809.[3] It passed to George Jackson, a landowner, in 1863[4] and later to Major Herbert Gordon, an officer in the 93rd Highlanders,[5] who was still living there in 1925.[1]

It is possible that the house was used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II.[6] It was the UK head office of Lexmark who vacated the house in 2004.[7] In March 2014 it was still being marketed as a potential company head office.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b Page, William, ed. (1925). "Parishes: Little Marlow". A History of the County of Buckingham. 3. London: British History Online. pp. 77-84. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Houses of Local Interest & their Occupiers". Twickenham Museum. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Sir George Nugent, 1st Baronet". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Little Marlow Cricket Club". Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  5. ^ "The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: The Mortimer-Percy Volume". p. 249. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Site of possible Second World War prisoner-of-war camp in the grounds of Westhorpe House". Buckinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Viability assessment". Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Westhorpe House, Marlow". Deriaz Slater. Retrieved 2 March 2014.

Coordinates: 51°34′41″N 0°45′02″W / 51.57805°N 0.75044°W / 51.57805; -0.75044

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