Whitminster House is listed Grade II* and is a charming example of a family home that has evolved over the centuries.
The manor dates from Saxon times and is mentioned in Domesday Book. Variously owned by a succession of Earls, Dukes and Kings including Henry V, Edward IV and Richard III it became the property of local notables in the 17th and 18th-centuries. One of these, Richard Owen Cambridge, a friend of the poet Alexander Pope and of Frederick, Prince of Wales, created glamorous embellishments to the house and grounds which attracted many visitors. Sadly, the outdoor improvements have not survived but the panelled Library remains.
Positioned within ten acres of pretty, private gardens and a grove, Whitminster House offers a perfect location for filming, for full weekend weddings and self-catering family celebrations and for peaceful retreats.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.
The ghost of Whitminster House
We always felt any self-respecting house of this age should have at least one ghost, but had no concrete evidence other than the usual creaks and thumps associated with all old houses.
So it was with great delight that we learned of a ghost appearing on several occasions in the last fifty years to guests staying in a particular bedroom. What was even more interesting was they describe
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