Baring family properties
Baring family properties is a listing of significant properties in England that were purchased or developed by members of the Baring family, mostly during the period 1820 to 1890.
The Baring family, established in England by German immigrant John Baring (1697–1748), rose from moderate success in England during the 18th century to wealth and prominence in the 19th century and into the 20th. Following the common practice of wealthy European families, the Barings bought, rebuilt, remodeled, expanded and furnished lavish town houses and huge country estates. Many Barings were raised to the peerage in recognition of services rendered to the United Kingdom, and these estates became the seats of various baronets, barons and earls. After the Panic of 1890 nearly ruined Edward Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke, along with several other family members and bank partners, the family's property holdings began to decrease. Most of the estates were long gone by the time the final crash of Barings Bank in 1995 claimed the bank's longtime headquarters at 8 Bishopsgate.
|Property||Acquired||Owner(s)||Current Status (2010)|
|Larkbeare House, Exeter, Devon
(built 15th century)
|1737||John Baring (1697–1748)
Charles Baring (1742–1829)
Sir Thomas Baring (1772–1848)
|Owned by City of Exeter, mostly rebuilt; one historic wall listed|
|Mount Radford House, Exeter, Devon
(built 1570, remodeled in Georgian style)
|1770||John Baring (1730–1816)
Sir Thomas Baring (1772–1848)
|Manor House of Lee, Lewisham, London
(designed by Richard Jupp, built 1772)
|1796||Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet (1740–1810)||Lee Public Library; the grounds are a public park|
|Stratton Park, Micheldever, Winchester, Hampshire (remodeled, Greek Revival style portico added by George Dance the Younger)||1801||Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet (1740–1810)||Stratton Park became the seat of Baron Northbrook. Original house demolished in 1960s; freestanding Greek portico remains|
|8 Bishopsgate, City of London||1806||Baring Brothers & Co.||Originally a Georgian style house; later rebuilt as a banking hall; replaced with a skyscraper in 1981, which still stands|
|The Grange, Northington, Winchester, Hampshire||1816||Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1774–1848)||A Scheduled Ancient Monument. Alexander later bought many other estates in the area, including Itchen Stoke and Itchen Abbas|
|Bath House, 82 Picadilly, London
(bought from Earl of Bath and rebuilt)
|1821||Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1774–1848)||sold to Julius Wernher, one of the "Randlords", after 1890; demolished 1960|
|Cromer Hall, Norfolk (designed by Norfolk architect William Donthorne in Gothic Revival style, built 1829)||1823-7||Henry Baring (1776–1848)||Henry's son Evelyn (1841–1917) became the 1st Earl of Cromer. Cromer Hall is still a private residence, but not in the Baring family.|
|Norman Court, West Tytherley, Salisbury, Wiltshire||1815||Thomas Baring (1799–1873)||now a non-profit boarding school|
|Membland, Devon||1877||Edward Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke (1828–1897)||Membland Hall has been demolished, but many of the estate buildings remain, converted mostly to private residences (or a B&B ) as the estate was sold off piecemeal to pay Revelstoke's debts following the Panic of 1890.|
37 Charles Street, Mayfair, London (combined with #38 in 1886)
|1870||Edward Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke (1828–1897)||sold to pay Revelstoke's debts following the Panic of 1890|
|Nubia House, Isle of Wight||unknown||Sir Godfrey Baring, 1st Baronet (1871–1957)||became a boarding school in the 20th century, now demolished|
|3 Carlton House Terrace, London
(built in 1827-32 to overall designs by John Nash; grade I listed)
|1904-29||John Baring, 2nd Baron Revelstoke (1863–1929)||now houses the Royal Academy of Engineering; the grade I listing ensures preservation|
- Larkbeare House http://www.exetermemories.co.uk/EM/_buildings/larkbeare_house.php
- Mount Radford House "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
- Historic England. "Manor House of Lee (203387)". Images of England. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- Historic England. "Stratton Park (144963)". Images of England. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- Historic England. "The Grange (145178)". Images of England. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- Cromer Hall http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/839046
- Norman Court http://www.normancourt.co.uk
- Membland Hall http://www.devon.gov.uk/localstudies/146190/2.html
- Eastern Lodge, Membland http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/294466
- Dartmouth House http://www.wedding-venues.co.uk/dartmouthhouse
- P. Ziegler, The Sixth Great Power: The House of Barings, 1762–1929 (1988)