Middlewick House

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Middlewick House
General information
TypeHouse
Architectural styleGeorgian
AddressMiddlewick
Town or cityCorsham
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°26′23″N 2°12′13″W / 51.4397°N 2.2035°W / 51.4397; -2.2035Coordinates: 51°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

Middlewick House is a Grade II listed, Georgian-style house in Corsham, Wiltshire, England. It is the home of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his wife Nettie, who acquired it from the previous owners, Andrew and Camilla Parker Bowles (now Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall), 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]

The Masons occasionally open the gardens to visitors, to raise money for charity.[2][3] The garden features a number of works by the sculptor Simon Gudgeon.[2]

The gardens of Middlewick House were featured in the 2017 book The Secret Gardeners by Victoria Summerley and photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas.[4]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Yilmaz, Tanya (7 July 2015). "Pink Floyd drummer opens his garden for charity". Wiltshire Times. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  4. ^ Summerley and Rittson Thomas, 2017 pg. 206
  • Summerley, Victoria, and Rittson Thomas, Hugo (2017) The Secret Gardeners Francis Lincoln ISBN 9780711237636