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Thedden Grange

Coordinates: 51°08′53″N 0°01′23″W / 51.148°N 0.023°W / 51.148; -0.023
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51°08′53″N 0°01′23″W / 51.148°N 0.023°W / 51.148; -0.023

South-facing view of Thedden Grange

Thedden Grange is a privately owned country house and estate in the civil parish of Bentworth, on the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire, England. Since renovation in the mid-1970s the original house, outbuildings and land have been divided into seven separate properties plus additional flats.

The house and grounds have been used as locations in a number of films and television programmes.[1] The estate covers 40 acres of land, among which are 9 acres of ornamental garden.[2]

I stayed there in about 1952/53, and again the next year, with my childhood friend Jane Peel and her family who lived there. Colonel Peel his wife and three children, Sybella, Robert, and Jane, who was the youngest. I believe that Colonel Peel was related to Sir Robert Peel, and Mrs Peel to Baldwin the parliamentarian.



Thedden has a long history going back to at least the 15th century, when it is recorded that William Estone paid rent for lands at the manor.[3] In the 19th century Thedden Grange was owned by industrialist John Wood.[4] During the Second World War the house was used as a prisoner of war camp (number 294).[5]


  1. ^ "Press Release March 2004". Surrey Border Film & Video Makers. 2004. Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 11 October 2007.
  2. ^ "COMMUNARDS OF THE NINETIES". The Independent. 16 June 1996. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ Smith, John Owen. "Victoria County History of Hampshire– c.1911". johnowensmith.co.uk. Retrieved 11 October 2007.
  4. ^ Bloy, Marjie (2002). "Richard Oastler (1789-1861)". The Victorian Web. Retrieved 11 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Location of POW Camps in Great Britain". Island Farm. Retrieved 11 October 2007.