Barnwell Manor, a Grade II listed English mansion owned by the Duke of Gloucester, first cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II, has gone on the market for £4.75 million ($5.28 million).
The late 16th-century manor house is set in 27 acres of grounds in Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England, with extensive gardens and parkland and the ruins of Barnwell Castle, which dates from 1266 and is a listed building. according to stockbroker Savills.
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The original estate, which included Barnwell Manor and Barnwell Castle, was granted by King Henry VIII in 1540 to then Chief Justice Edward Montagu, whose family, according to Savills, owned it until 1913.
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In 1938 Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, third son of King George V and brother of King George VI, father of the late Queen Elizabeth, bought the estate. He then restored the mansion with the help of architect Edward Richardson, a president of the Royal Academy and founder of the Georgian Group, Savills said.
Prince Richard, the current Duke of Gloucester, spent his childhood years on the estate. He and his family have moved into Kensington Palace and have rented Barnwell Manor since 1995, Savills said.
“Barnwell Manor effortlessly brings together stunning architecture and an illustrious ownership history that includes some of the most important families in British history, past and present,” said Crispin Holborow, country director for the private office, in a statement.
The main house has four reception rooms, a drawing room, a living room, eight bedrooms and five bathrooms. Period features retained include sculpted paneling, ornate plaster ceilings, hardwood floors, and fireplaces, according to the listing.
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In addition, there are two staff quarters bringing the total accommodation to just under 30,000 square feet.
“Elsewhere, the outbuildings are extensive and lend themselves to other potential uses should the new owners require additional space for expanded family or business opportunities,” Holborow said. “Moreover, with Northamptonshire now being touted by many as a quieter but equally fashionable alternative to the Cotswolds, Barnwell Manor is ideally located for anyone looking for a country house with access to all the amenities available today.”
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/queen-elizabeths-cousin-puts-grade-iilisted-manor-house-on-the-market-at-4-75-million-11664577726?rss=1&siteid=rss Queen Elizabeth’s cousin is putting a £4.75million listed mansion on the market