Historic building near Ampthill. 1834-39. Country house to the design of its owner, Thomas Philip, 2nd Earl de Grey, with James Clephan as the clerk of works. as a country house built and decorated in the French style of Louis XV in the 1830s it was unique in England at the time and has no parallel; the house was built in a single phase and the state rooms have undergone only minor alterations, providing a complete picture of the plan form and decoration of a country house of the 1830s. In the care of English Heritage.