Benham Park

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Benham Valence.
Gates to Benham Valence.

Benham Park is a mansion (on the site of Benham Valence Manor) in the English county of Berkshire, within the civil parish of Speen. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Newbury, not far off the A34, near the village of Marsh Benham.

The house was built by Henry Holland and Capability Brown for William, 6th Baron Craven in 1775. It was later the home of his widow, Elizabeth and her second husband, the Margrave of Anspach. The building is Grade II listed, and one of its pairs of ornate gate piers is Grade I listed.[1]

The building was converted into offices in 1983[2] by the IT company Norsk Data, who used it as their headquarters for European operations (outside Norway), until the company's dissolution in 1992. Then it was home to 2e2 an ICT Lifecycle Services Provider till 2012 when that was dissolved.[3] Also within the grounds is based Cognito[4] a mobile data solution provider, Exony and Idox.

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Coordinates: 51°24′17″N 1°21′42″W / 51.40479°N 1.36164°W / 51.40479; -1.36164