Hedsor House


Hedsor House

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Hedsor House is a Georgian style mansion in England in the southern most point of Buckinghamshire in the village of Hedsor. Perched overlooking the River Thames, a Manor house at Hedsor can be dated back to 1166 when the estate was owned by the de Hedsor Family.cite web
title = About Hedsor House
publisher = Hedsor House
url = http://www.hedsor.com/about-hedsor
accessdate = 2008-04-10
]

History

In 1583 Rowland Hynd built a new Tudor Manor House at Hedsor. In 1764 William Irby, 1st Baron Boston, bought the manor house which became the Boston's stately home for the next 160 years.Fact|date=April 2008

The house was badly damaged by fire in 1795 and eventually demolished in 1865. At about this time the architect, James Knowles was commissioned by George Irby, 4th Baron Boston to design a new house at Hedsor. It was completed in 1868 and was modelled in an Italian Villa style but with a domed hallway rather than an open courtyard.

King George III and later, Queen Victoria were both frequent visitors with Baron Boston building the Hedsor Folly to commemorate King George’s victory at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.cite book
last = Brenchley Wheals
first = Brian
title = Theirs Were But Human Hearts A Local History of Three Thameside Parishes: Wooburn, Little Marlow and Hedsor
publisher = H.S. Publishing
date = 1984
location = Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
pages = 85
url = http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SVsn5Cf2d4YC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=hedsor+house&source=web&ots=SLZhz0utMX&sig=Se_RQGT07-Z5Mo8roubGhM6waI4&hl=en
isbn = 0950905305
]

Current

The current house is a "Georganised" version of the Victorian house. The house is at the end of a kilometre- long private drive in an 85 acre estate. The surrounding park is Grade II listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.cite web
title = Hedsor House
publisher = U.K. Database of Historic Parks and Gardens
date = 2002-01-21
url = http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/sites/hedsorho.htm
accessdate = 2008-04-10
]

In the 1960s the house became an international Conference centre before being restored at the beginning of the 2000s Fact|date=April 2008 and it is now used for exclusive corporate events.cite journal
title = Hedsor House is open for business
journal = Britain Calling
pages = 22
publisher = VisitBritain
date = February, 2008
url = http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Images/BritainCallingFeb_tcm12-124565.pdf
format = PDF
accessdate = 2008-04-10
]

The House has also been used as a film location. Some BBC dramas have featured the house and also film productions including The Golden Compass which used the interior of the house for some sets.cite web
title = Dark Materials: Design and Locations of The Golden Compass
publisher = Visual Hollywood
date = 2007
url = http://www.visualhollywood.com/movies/golden-compass/about5.php
accessdate = 2008-04-27
]

References

External links

* [http://www.hedsor.com Official website]


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