Barnwell Manor, a Grade II listed English manor house owned by the Duke of Gloucester, first cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II, hit the market for £4.75 million ($5.28 million).
Dating back to the late 16th century, the manor house sits on approximately 27 acres in Northamptonshire in England’s East Midlands and includes extensive gardens and parklands and the remains of Barnwell Castle, which dates to 1266 and is Grade I listed. . According to Savills, a publicly traded brokerage.
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According to Savills, the original estate, which included Barnwell Manor and Barnwell Castle, was given by Henry VIII to then Supreme Court Justice Edward Montagu in 1540, and the Montagu family owned it until 1913. rice field.
In 1938, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, third son of King George V and brother of the late Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, purchased the estate. He then restored his house in Manor with the help of architect Edward Richardson, president of the Royal Academy and founder of the Georgian Group, said Savills.
Prince Richard, the current Duke of Gloucester, spent his childhood on this estate. He and his family moved to Kensington Palace and have rented his Barnwell manor since 1995, Savills said.
Crispin Holborough, Country Director of Private Offices, said: ‘Barnwell Manor effortlessly combines stunning architecture and a glorious history of ownership, including some of the most important families in British history, past and present. I will.”
The main mansion has 4 drawing rooms, a drawing room, a sitting room, 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. According to the list, preserved period features include molded paneling, ornate stucco ceilings, solid wood floors and fireplaces.
In addition, there are two staff apartments, bringing the total accommodation to just under 30,000 square feet.
“Elsewhere, outbuildings are expansive and serve other potential uses should new owners need additional space to expand their family or business opportunities,” Holborough said. “Furthermore, Northamptonshire is now touted by many as a quieter and fashionable alternative to the Cotswolds, and Barnwell Manor offers country homes with access to all the amenities available today. It’s an ideal location for anyone looking.”