Shottesbrooke Park

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Shottesbrooke Park
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Shottesbrooke Park house
Shottesbrooke Park is located in Berkshire
Shottesbrooke Park
General information
Location Shottesbrooke, Berkshire
Country England
Coordinates 51°29′16″N 0°47′26″W / 51.48778°N 0.79056°W / 51.48778; -0.79056Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 0°47′26″W / 51.48778°N 0.79056°W / 51.48778; -0.79056

Shottesbrooke Park is a Grade II* listed[1] country house and park in Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, England, southwest of Maidenhead. The house is a Tudor mansion, built in the 16th century.[2] St John the Baptist Church, Shottesbrooke lies next to the grounds of Shottesbrooke.


A 17th century Speaker of the House of Commons, Henry Powle, lived at the Park.

In the 18th century and early 19th century, the estate was owned by the Vansittart family and was the seat of Arthur Vansittart, one of the verderers of Windsor Forest.[3][4] Vansittart was reported to have been 79 years of age upon his death in 1804, and his son and grandson shared the same name.[5][6] In 1858, it was known to have been occupied by Francis Cherry, guardian of Thomas Hearne, who owned the house for well over 40 years.[7][8][9] In 1874, it was reported that house was often repaired by a Robert Nelson.[10]

Until his death in 2007, the Park was the home of their heir and relation-by-marriage, Sir John Smith, the founder of the Landmark Trust which has its headquarters in the adjoining farmhouse.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Shottesbrooke Park  (Grade II*) (1117448)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ The Berkshire Archæological Journal. Published by the Berkshire Archæological Society by Bradley & Son. 1960. p. 71. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. ^ The gentleman's magazine, and historical chronicle. E. Cave. 1804. p. 1080. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  4. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1871). A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Harrison. p. 1436. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  5. ^ The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh literary miscellany. Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. 1804. p. 974. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  6. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1866). A genealogical history of the dormant: abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire. Harrison. p. 546. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  7. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine. s.n. 1858. p. 186. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  8. ^ The Living Age. 1886. p. 58. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  9. ^ Stoughton, John (1901). History of Religion in England from the Opening of the Long Parliament to 1850: Church of the revolution. Hodder and Stoughton. p. 271. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  10. ^ Stoughton, John (1874). Ecclesiastical History of England. Hodder and Stoughton. p. 388. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
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