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Bagshot Park circa 1880.
Bagshot Park circa 1880.

Bagshot Park eleven miles south of Windsor, is a royal residence at Bagshot, Surrey, is the current home of the Earl (Prince Edward) and Countess (Sophie) of Wessex. (Grid reference: SU 9164) Bagshot Park is on Bagshot Heath, a fifty square-mile tract of formerly open land in Surrey and Berkshire. It is only a few miles from Sunninghill Park, the former residence of the Duke of York. Image File history File linksMetadata Bagshot_Park_morris_edited. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bagshot_Park_morris_edited. ... Windsor (IPA: usually , but also ) is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. ... An 1890 map of Bagshot, Surrey. ... The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO, SOM (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor; born 10 March 1964) is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest child and third son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title of Earl of Wessex since 1999. ... HRH The Countess of Wessex The Countess of Wessex (Sophie Helen Mountbatten-Windsor, née Rhys-Jones), (born January 20, 1965), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke... For the helicopter, see Westland Wessex. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sunninghill Park is the official residence of the Duke of York. ... The title Duke of York is a title of nobility in the British peerage. ...


Prince Edward renovated Bagshot Park as a residence for himself and as a base for his film production company, Ardent Productions, until he closed the business. The estate is farmed.

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History

The original Bagshot Lodge[1] was built 1631-33[2] as one of a series of small lodges designed for King Charles I by Inigo Jones. It was remodelled to designs of James Paine for the 3rd Earl of Albemarle, 1766-72,[3] and altered in 1798 by Sir John Soane[4] for William Duke of Clarence (later King William IV), who lived there till 1816. Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... Inigo Jones, by Sir Anthony van Dyck Inigo Jones (July 15, 1573–June 21, 1652) is regarded as the first significant English architect. ... James Paine (1717-1789) was an English architect. ... Earls of Albemarle. ... Sir John Soane (10 September 1753 - 20 January 1837) was a British architect who specialised in the Neo-Classical tradition. ... William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. ...


Bagshot Park was subsequently used by Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester, nephew of King George III. The duke added pieces of property between the estate and Sunningdale; his widow, Princess Mary, daughter of King George III, continued to live there after his death until she moved out in 1847.[5] The original house was demolished in 1877-78[6] His Royal Highness Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (January 15, 1776 - November 30, 1834) was a member of the British Royal Family, a great grandson of King George II. Early Life Prince William was born on 15 January 1776 in Rome, Italy. ... “George III” redirects here. ... Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, (April 25, 1776 - April 30, 1857) was a member of the British Royal Family, the 11th child and 4th daughter of King George III. // Birth Princess Mary was born on April 25, 1776 at St. ... “George III” redirects here. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


A new building was completed in 1879: it has 120 rooms. The 1881 census records an equerry and 26 servants living in the main house: an under butler, a housekeeper, 4 valets, 2 lady's maids, 2 dressers, a cook, 3 kitchen maids, 3 housemaids, 3 footmen, a page, a porter, a scullery maid, two other junior posts and a soldier. A coachman and 7 grooms lived in the stables. Two other domestic staff lived in one of the lodges, 3 agricultural workers lived in another, and one gardener is recorded as living on the estate.[7] This was the principal residence of the Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, from 1880. The duke had a long and successful military career, rising to become Inspector-General of the Forces. He was subsequently Governor-General of Canada 1911-1916. The Duke of Connaught died at Bagshot Park in 1942. 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... In a civilian or military administration, an Inspector General is a high ranking official charged with the mission to inspect and report on some bodies in his field of competency. ... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The house was thereafter the regimental Headquarters and depot of the Royal Army Chaplains' Department, who famously placed a notice by the pond reading "Do not walk on the water". They in turn vacated the building shortly before the Earl of Wessex took over the tenancy from the Crown. A distribution center for a set of products is a warehouse or other specialized building with refrigeration or air conditioning which is stocked with products to be re-distributed to retailers or wholesalers. ... RAChD camp flag The Royal Army Chaplains Department (RAChD) is an all-officer corps that provides ordained clergy to minister to the British Army. ... The Earl of Wessex is an Earl in the English and later British nobility. ...


Although the house was criticised by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner for being ugly[8], Bagshot Park was the most adventurous royal house to be created since the death of the Prince Consort in 1861, and is a remarkable monument in the history of Indian taste in Britain. An Indian billiard room wing, which inspired the more famous Durbar Room at Osborne House, was prefabricated in India and installed in the 1880s, the result of the Duke of Connaught's Indian tour, when the Duke met Lockwood Kipling and asked him to design a billiard room in Indian taste. The craftsmen who assembled and installed the room at Bagshot were housed in a tent in the grounds.[9]. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner CBE (January 30, 1902 – August 18, 1983) was a German-born British historian of art and, especially, architecture. ... A prince consort, generally speaking, is the husband of a Queen regnant, unless he himself is a king. ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... A billiard room is a room with a billiard or pool table. ... Osborne House and its grounds are now open to the public Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK. // History The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Not the present Lodge of Bagshot Park, visible on the public road at the entrance to the drive.
  2. ^ History of the King's works iv.
  3. ^ Colvin 1995, "James Paine">
  4. ^ Dorothy Stroud, Sir John Soane, Architect, 1984.
  5. ^ Flora Fraser, Princesses: the six daughters of George III 57
  6. ^ Colvin 1995: "James Paine", "Sir John Soane".
  7. ^ Bagshot Park.
  8. ^ N. Pevsner, Surrey in series Buildings of England
  9. ^ Judith Flanders, A Circle of Sisters.

References

  • Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 3rd ed. (Yale University Press) 1995

Sir Howard Montagu Colvin is the author of A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 ISBN 0300072074 published the Yale University Press in 1997. ...

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Bagshot Park, 11 miles south of Windsor, is on Bagshot Heath, a 50 square mile tract of formerly open land in Surrey and Berkshire.
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The Duke of Connaught died at Bagshot Park in 1942.
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Brantridge Park, Balcombe, West Sussex, is one of the lesser royal residences.
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Princess Beatrice, youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, also lived in Brantridge Park from 1919 to 1941.
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