Fosbury House

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Fosbury House
Driveway, Fosbury House - geograph.org.uk - 274950.jpg
The driveway to Fosbury House
Location Fosbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°19′34″N 1°33′32″W / 51.326°N 1.559°W / 51.326; -1.559Coordinates: 51°19′34″N 1°33′32″W / 51.326°N 1.559°W / 51.326; -1.559
Built 1800
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 1986
Fosbury House is located in Wiltshire
Fosbury House
Location of Fosbury House in Wiltshire

Fosbury House is a Grade II listed house in Fosbury, Wiltshire, England.

History[edit]

The mansion was built about 1800.[1] It was purchased in 1810 by Silvanus Bevan, then passed to his son David Bevan, then to his son Robert Cooper Lee Bevan, then to his son Francis Augustus Bevan, four generations of bankers.[1][2]

At some point between 1899 and 1903, it was sold to Alfred Henry Huth (1850–1910), the bibliophile, and it housed the Huth Library until its dispersal in a series of sales (from 1911 to 1920).[2][1]

In 2005, Robert Hesketh, son of Colonel Roger Fleetwood-Hesketh, Conservative MP for Southport, and "a senior member of the Guinness family", died from "a cocktail of alcohol, heroin and cocaine" at an 18th birthday party there.[3]

Architectural significance[edit]

It has been listed by English Heritage since 1986.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Fosbury House (1033995)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 16 pp222-226: Fosbury". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ Gardham, Duncan (4 June 2005). "Drugs cocktail led to Guinness death". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 August 2015.