List of family seats of English nobility

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This is an incomplete index of the current and historical principal family seats of English royal, titled and landed gentry families. Some of these seats are no longer occupied by the families with which they are associated, and some are ruinous – e.g. Lowther Castle.

Seats of current members of the British Royal Family[edit]

Primary title Principal Seat
The Queen Buckingham Palace, London; Windsor Castle, Berkshire
Prince of Wales Clarence House, London
Duke of Cambridge Kensington Palace, London
Duke of Sussex Kensington Palace, London
Duke of York Royal Lodge, Berkshire
Earl of Wessex Bagshot Park, Surrey
The Princess Royal Clarence House, London
Duke of Gloucester Kensington Palace, London
Duke of Kent Kensington Palace, London
Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy Thatched House Lodge, London

Family seats of English peers[edit]

Dukes[edit]

Primary title Family seat Former seats
Duke of Norfolk Arundel Castle, Sussex and Carlton Towers, Yorkshire Framlingham Castle, Bungay Castle, Clun Castle, Norfolk House
Duke of Somerset Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire and Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon Bulstrode Park
Duke of Richmond Goodwood House, Sussex
Duke of Grafton Euston Hall, Suffolk
Duke of St Albans Bestwood
Duke of Beaufort Badminton House, Gloucestershire Raglan Castle
Duke of Bedford Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
Duke of Devonshire Chatsworth House, Derbyshire and Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Londesborough Hall, Hardwick Hall, Chiswick House, Devonshire House, Burlington House
Duke of Marlborough Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Duke of Rutland Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire and Haddon Hall, Derbyshire
Duke of Manchester Kimbolton Castle, Tandragee Castle
Duke of Northumberland Alnwick Castle, Northumberland and Syon House, London Warkworth Castle, Prudhoe Castle, Kielder Castle, Northumberland House, Stanwick Park, Albury Park
Duke of Wellington Stratfield Saye House, Hampshire and Apsley House, London
Duke of Westminster Eaton Hall, Cheshire and Abbeystead House, Lancashire Grosvenor House

Marquesses[edit]

Primary title Family seat Former seats
Marquess of Winchester Basing House
Marquess of Lansdowne Bowood House, Wiltshire Lansdowne House
Marquess Townshend Raynham Hall, Norfolk
Marquess of Salisbury Hatfield House, Hertfordshire and Cranborne Manor, Dorset
Marquess of Bath Longleat House, Wiltshire
Marquess of Hertford Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
Marquess of Exeter Burghley House, near Stamford, Lincolnshire
Marquess of Northampton Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire and Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire
Marquess of Rockingham Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire Rockingham Castle
Marquess Camden Wherwell House, Hampshire Bayham Abbey Estate, near Lamberhurst
Marquess of Cholmondeley Houghton Hall, Norfolk and Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire
Marquess of Ailesbury Tottenham House
Marquess of Bristol Ickworth House
Marquess of Normanby Mulgrave Castle, Yorkshire
Marquess of Abergavenny Eridge Park, Sussex
Marquess of Zetland Aske Hall, Yorkshire
Marquess of Reading Jaynes Court, near Bisley, Gloucestershire

Earls[edit]

Primary title Family seat Former seats
Earl of Oxford Castle Hedingham, Essex
Earl of Shrewsbury Wanfield Hall, Staffordshire Alton Castle, Alton Towers, Barlow Woodseats Hall, Grafton Manor, Heythrop Park, Ingestre Hall
Earl of Derby Knowsley Hall, Lancashire Greenhalgh Castle
Earl of Huntingdon Hodcott House, Berkshire
Earl of Pembroke Wilton House, Wiltshire Pembroke Castle
Earl of Devon Powderham Castle, Devon Tiverton Castle, Colcombe Castle
Earl of Lincoln Clumber House, Boyton Manor
Earl of Suffolk Charlton Park, Wiltshire
Earl of Denbigh Newnham Paddox, Warwickshire
Earl of Westmorland Raby Castle, Apethorpe Palace, Mereworth Castle
Earl of Winchelsea Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire Eastwell Park
Earl of Sandwich Mapperton House, Dorset Hinchingbrooke House
Earl of Essex Cassiobury House
Earl of Carlisle Naworth Castle, Cumberland and Castle Howard, Yorkshire
Earl of Shaftesbury Ashley House, Dorset
Earl of Portland Welbeck Abbey
Earl of Scarbrough Sandbeck Park, Yorkshire and Lumley Castle, County Durham Tickhill Castle
Earl of Coventry Croome Court
Earl of Jersey Radier Manor, Jersey Middleton Park, Osterley Park
Earl Ferrers Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk
Earl of Dartmouth Woodsome Hall, Yorkshire Sandwell Hall, Patshull Hall
Earl of Tankerville Chillingham Castle
Earl of Aylesford Packington Hall, Warwickshire
Earl of Macclesfield Shirburn Castle
Earl of Cheshire Arley, Alderley Edge
Earl Waldegrave Chewton House, Somerset Hever Castle
Earl of Harrington Elvaston Castle, Harrington House, Gawsworth Hall
Earl of Portsmouth Hurstbourne Park, Hampshire
Earl of Warwick Warwick Castle
Earl of Buckinghamshire Hampden House
Earl of Guilford Waldershare House, Kent
Earl of Ilchester Farley Mill, Kent Melbury House
Earl De La Warr Buckhurst Park, Sussex Bourn Hall
Earl of Radnor Longford Castle, Wiltshire and Alward House, Wiltshire
Earl Spencer Althorp House, Northamptonshire and Spencer House, London
Earl Bathurst Cirencester House, Gloucestershire Paulspury, Northamptonshire
Earl of Clarendon Holywell House, Hampshire The Grove
Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Empacombe House, Cornwall Mount Edgcumbe House
Earl Fortescue Ebrington Manor, Gloucestershire Castle Hill
Earl of Carnarvon Highclere Castle, Hampshire
Earl Cadogan Culford Park
Earl of Malmesbury Greywell Hill House, Hampshire Heron Court
Earl of Craven Hawkwood House, Sussex Hamstead Marshall Park, Ashdown Park, Coombe Abbey
Earl of Hart
Earl of Onslow Clandon Park
Earl of Romney Gayton Hall, Norfolk Mote Park
Earl of Chichester Little Durnford Manor, Wiltshire Stanmer House
Earl Grey Howick Hall, Fallodon Hall
Earl of Lonsdale Thrimby, Westmorland Lowther Castle, Askham Hall
Earl of Harrowby Sandon Hall, Staffordshire
Earl of Harewood Harewood House, Yorkshire Goldsborough Hall
Earl Cathcart Gateley Hall, Norfolk
Earl of Verulam Gorhambury House, Hertfordshire
Earl of St Germans Port Eliot, Cornwall
Earl of Morley Pound House, Devon Saltram House
Earl of Bradford Weston Park, Shropshire Castle Bromwich Hall
Earl Howe Penn House, Buckinghamshire
Earl of Stradbroke Henham Park, Suffolk
Earl of Lichfield Shugborough House, Staffordshire
Earl of Durham Lambton Castle, Durham Fenton, near Wooler, Northumberland
Earl of Effingham Readings Farmhouse, Essex
Earl of Ducie Talbots End Farm, near Cromhall, Gloucestershire Tortworth Court, Spring Park
Earl of Yarborough Brocklesby House, Lincolnshire
Earl of Leicester Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Earl of Gainsborough Exton Hall, Rutland
Earl of Strafford Apple Tree Cottage, Hampshire Wrotham Park
Earl of Cottenham Priory Manor, Wiltshire
Earl of Dudley Dudley House, Witley Court, Himley Hall, Dudley Castle
Earl of Kimberley Hailstone House, Wiltshire
Earl of Wharncliffe Wortley Hall
Earl Cairns Bolehyde Manor, Wiltshire
Earl of Lytton Newbuildings Place, Sussex Knebworth House
Earl of Selborne Temple Manor, Hampshire
Earl of Iddesleigh Hayne House, Devon and Shillands House, Devon
Earl of Cranbrook Great Glemham House, Suffolk
Earl of Cromer Drayton Court, Somerset
Earl of Plymouth Oakly Park, Shropshire Hewell Grange
Earl St Aldwyn Wilderstrip House, Gloucestershire
Earl of Iveagh Elveden Hall, Suffolk Iveagh House
Earl of Balfour Burpham Lodge, Sussex Whittingehame House
Earl of Oxford and Asquith Mells Manor, Somerset
Earl Jellicoe Tidcombe Manor, Wiltshire
Earl Peel Elmire House, Yorkshire
Earl Baldwin of Bewdley Manor Farm House, Oxfordshire Astley Hall
Earl of Halifax Garrowby Hall, Yorkshire
Earl Mountbatten of Burma Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire and Newhouse Manor, near Ashford, Kent Classiebawn Castle
Earl of Swinton Dykes Hill House, Yorkshire

Viscounts[edit]

Primary title Family seat Former seats
Viscount Hereford Hampton Court, Herefordshire and Castle Bromwich Hall
Viscount Bolingbroke Lydiard House and Bolingbroke House
Viscount Cobham Hagley Hall, Worcestershire
Viscount Falmouth Tregothnan, Cornwall
Viscount Torrington Great Hunts Place, Hampshire
Viscount Hood Loders Court, Dorset
Viscount Melville Wey House, Somerset
Viscount Sidmouth Highway Manor, Wiltshire Upottery Manor
Viscount Exmouth Canonteign House
Viscount Combermere Combermere Abbey
Viscount Hill Hawkstone Hall
Viscount Hardinge Broadmere House, Hampshire
Viscount Portman Bryanston House
Viscount Hampden Glynde Place, Sussex
Viscount Knutsford Munden House, Hertfordshire
Viscount Esher Beauforest House, Oxfordshire
Viscount Goschen Hilton House, Berkshire
Viscount Ridley Blagdon Hall, Northumberland
Viscount Knollys Bramerton Hall, Norfolk
Viscount Allendale Bywell Hall, Northumberland and Stocksfield Hall, Northumberland Bretton Hall
Viscount Chilston The Old Rectory, Hampshire
Viscount Scarsdale Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
Viscount Mersey Bignor Park, Sussex
Viscount Cowdray Cowdray House
Viscount Devonport Ray Demesne, Northumberland
Viscount Astor Ginge Manor, Oxfordshire
Viscount Wimborne Wimbourne House
Viscount Allenby Newnham Lodge, Hampshire
Viscount Long Owles Hall, Hertfordshire
Viscount Bearsted Farley Hall, Hampshire
Viscount Bridgeman Watley House, Hampshire
Viscount Hailsham Kettlethorpe Hall, Lincolnshire
Viscount Brentford Cousley Place, Sussex
Viscount Buckmaster Ryece Hall, Suffolk
Viscount Bledisloe Lydney Park, Gloucestershire
Viscount Hanworth Hanworth Park
Viscount Trenchard Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire
Viscount Stansgate Stansgate House, Essex
Viscount Daventry Arbury Hall, Warwickshire
Viscount Addison Churn Barn, Huntingdonshire
Viscount Kemsley Church Hill Farm, Hampshire
Viscount Marchwood The Filberts
Viscount De L'Isle Penshurst Place, Kent
Viscount Head Throope Manor, Wiltshire
Viscount Boyd of Merton Ince Castle, Cornwall
Viscount Eccles Moulton Hall, Yorkshire
Viscount Dilhorne The Dower House, Dorset

Barons[edit]

Primary title Family seat
Baron Hastings Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland
Baron FitzWalter Goodnestone Park, Kent
Baroness Willoughby de Eresby Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire
Baron Camoys Stonor Park, Oxfordshire
Baron Saye and Sele Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire
Baroness Braye Stanford Hall, Leicestershire
Baron Petre Ingatestone Hall, Essex
Baron Stafford Swynnerton Park, Staffordshire
Baron Clifford of Chudleigh Ugbrooke Park, Devon
Baron Barnard Raby Castle, Durham
Baron Bagot Blithfield Hall, Staffordshire
Baron Jermyn Rushbrooke Hall, Suffolk
Baron Braybrooke Audley End, Essex
Baron Bolton Bolton Hall, Yorkshire
Baron Sandys Ombersley Court, Worcestershire
Baron Harris Belmont House, Kent
Baron Hillingdon Lound Hall, Bothamsall
Baron Ravensworth Eslington Park, Northumberland
Baron Rayleigh Terling Place, Essex
Baron Feversham Duncombe Park, Yorkshire
Baron de Saumarez Saumarez Manor, Guernsey
Baron Methuen Corsham Court, Wiltshire
Baron Leigh Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire
Baron Hylton Ammerdown House, Kilmersdon, Somerset
Baron Egremont Petworth House, East Sussex
Baron Rennell The Rodd, Herefordshire (formerly)

Family seats of English baronets and gentry[edit]

Family name or title Family seat
Arden family Park Hall, Castle Bromwich, West Midlands
Babington family Packington Hall, Staffordshire; Rothley Court, Leicestershire; Dethick Manor, Derbyshire
Barrett-Lennard baronets Belhus, Essex
Biddulph baronets Elmhurst Hall, Staffordshire
Bidlake family Great Bidlake Manor, Devon
Blackett baronets Matfen Hall, Northumberland
Blois family Cockfield Hall, Suffolk
Bulmer family Wilton Castle, Redcar and Cleveland
Cameron-Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy baronets Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
Coates family Coates Manor, West Sussex
Corbet family Moreton Corbet Castle, Shropshire
Davers baronets Rushbrooke Hall, Suffolk
Dormer family Rousham House, Oxfordshire
Fettiplace family Compton Beauchamp House, Oxfordshire
Gage baronets Hengrave Hall, Suffolk
Gascoigne baronets Lotherton Hall, West Yorkshire
Gough family Perry Hall, Birmingham
Greene baronets Nether Hall, Suffolk
Gresley baronets Drakelowe Hall, Derbyshire
Griffiths baronets Great Down Lodge, Surrey
Hervey-Bathurst family Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
Kingsbury family Kingsbury Hall, Warwickshire
Lemon baronets Carclew House, Cornwall
Lupton family Potternewton Hall, West Yorkshire
Mander family The Mount, Tettenhall Wood, West Midlands
Manningham-Buller baronets Dilhorne Hall, Staffordshire
Money-Kyrle family of Whetham Whetham House, Calne, Wiltshire
Ogle family Kirkley Hall, Northumberland
Palmes family Naburn Hall, City of York
Pennington family Muncaster Castle, Cumbria
Perkins family of Ufton Ufton Court, Berkshire
Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax family of Charborough Charborough House, Charborough Park, Dorset
Rose baronets Hardwick House, Oxfordshire
Selby family Biddlestone Hall, Northumberland
Shelton family Shelton Hall, Norfolk
Sitwell baronets Weston Hall, Northamptonshire (formerly Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire)
Smalbroke family Blakesley Hall, Birmingham
Spencer-Stanhope family Cannon Hall, South Yorkshire
Spring family Pakenham Hall, Suffolk
Standish baronets Duxbury Hall, Lancashire
Strachey baronets Sutton Court, Somerset
Tempest family Stella Hall, County Durham
Throckmorton baronets Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Tollemache family Helmingham Hall, Suffolk
Towneley family Towneley Hall, Lancashire
de Trafford baronets Croston Hall, Lancashire
Trevelyan baronets Wallington Hall, Northumberland
Verney family Claydon House, Buckinghamshire
Vernon family Haddon Hall, Derbyshire
Wrightson family Cusworth Hall, South Yorkshire

References[edit]

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