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Middlewick House

Coordinates: 51°26′23″N 2°12′13″W / 51.4397°N 2.2035°W / 51.4397; -2.2035
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Middlewick House
Middlewick House in March 2022
Former namesMiddle Pickwick House
General information
Architectural styleGeorgian
Town or cityCorsham
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°26′23″N 2°12′13″W / 51.4397°N 2.2035°W / 51.4397; -2.2035
Construction startedcirca 18th century
OwnerNick and Nettie Mason
DesignationsGrade II listed

Middlewick House is a Grade II listed Georgian-style house just outside the town of Corsham, Wiltshire, England. It is the home of the Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his wife Nettie, who acquired it from previous owners Andrew and Camilla Parker Bowles – later Queen Camilla – in 1995.[1][2]

The seven-bedroom building, which has been modified and expanded several times during its existence, was granted listed status, protecting it from unauthorised development, in August 1986.[1] The front range is in ashlar, using Cotswold stone, with a roof of stone tiles, and dates from the 18th century.[1] The west wing is earlier.[1] Until the late 1900s the house was known as Middle Pickwick House.[3]

Other past occupants of the house include the Reverend David Jardine, a dissenting minister, in the late 1700s; and Daniel Hugh Clutterbuck, in the late 19th century. The Clutterbucks were followed by Charlotte Hedworth Williamson, and in turn her son Brigadier Hudleston Noel Hedworth Williamson MC, DSO (died 1971) whose family were resident until the start of World War II. During that war, the house was a billet for intelligence personnel. Following the war, the house was occupied by descendants of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Carleton Nicholson of Hartham Park (died 1945) and his wife, Agnes Susan Elizabeth (née Dumaresq), who were followed by The Hon David Edward Hely Hutchinson (died 1984) and his wife Barbara Mary (née Wyld), then in turn the Parker Bowles, in the 1980s.[3]

The Masons occasionally open the gardens to visitors, to raise money for charity.[2][4] The gardens, which have a number of works by the sculptor Simon Gudgeon,[2][5] were featured in the 2017 book The Secret Gardeners by Victoria Summerley and photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1198192)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Palmer, Richard (3 June 2013). "Camilla takes a trip down memory lane as she returns to home she sold to Pink Floyd". Daily Express. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Middlewick House". Middlewick House Open Garden. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  4. ^ Yilmaz, Tanya (7 July 2015). "Pink Floyd drummer opens his garden for charity". Wiltshire Times. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ Thame, Rachel de (26 May 2013). "Pink Floyd's Nick Mason on the garden he bought from Camilla". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 19 July 2023.
  6. ^ Summerley, Victoria (2017). The Secret Gardeners: Britain's creatives reveal their private sanctuaries. p. 206. ISBN 9780711237636.