passed to Lord Richard Grosvenor (second surviving son of the 2nd Marquess), who was created Baron Stalbridge in 1886. [7] Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, succeeded his father in 1845 and commissioned the Scottish architect William Burn to make alterations to the house. [82] Associated with these approaches are further listed buildings. It is in bronze and was made between 1870 and 1879 for the Duke by G. F. Watts. [64][65], South of the loggia is the Dutch Tea Garden, which was laid out by C. E. Mallows in about 1905. The petition says: “The Duke of Westminster owns more land than the Queen. [46] After the war, improvement of the gardens did not resume until the 1960s, when the wives of the 4th and 5th Dukes worked with the designer James Russell. Though the 7th Duke of Westminster has two older sisters, he inherits the title and estate, which includes 190 acres in Belgravia and thousands of acres in … In 2003, … The roof is of red tiles, and sweeps upwards to a small spire surmounted by a weathercock. He became Duke of Westminster at the age of 25, following the death of his father on August 9, 2016, aged 64. The marquess appointed John Webb, a pupil of Emes, to improve the garden and the landscaping. The hangings for the state bed included 97 yards (89 m) of purple damask and 103 yards (94 m) of sarsenet (fine silk) trimmed with gold lace. [15][16] Its construction began in 1971, it took less than ​2.mw-parser-output .sr-only{border:0;clip:rect(0,0,0,0);height:1px;margin:-1px;overflow:hidden;padding:0;position:absolute;width:1px;white-space:nowrap} 1⁄2 years to build, and cost £459,000 (equivalent to £6,030,000 in 2019). Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, is the son of the late Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and his wife Natalia Ayesha Grosvenor, the dowager Duchess of Westminster. [41] When Robert Grosvenor (later the 1st Marquess) inherited the estate at the beginning of the 19th century, it had become run-down. The Westminster is classy, yet chic and modern, suited … [74] Some of the gates in this garden are believed to have been designed by Lutyens,[66] and are listed at Grade II. A survey undertaken in 1798 showed that the building was still present. It has four regional development and investment businesses and a portfolio of indirect investments. [2][11] The library was 90 feet (27 m) long, the dining room with its ante room was 105 feet (32 m) long, and the octagonal great hall contained an organ. The Duke of Westminster is over 30 years old and the flagship of the Duke Family. The Eccleston Approach goes to the village of Eccleston, and slightly to the west, the Chester Approach bypasses the village, going through Eccleston Hill. By 1683 the cost of building the house had risen to over £1,000 (equivalent to £590,000 in 2019). [2] An engraving of the time shows it to have been a substantial square house with three storeys and dormers. When Robert George Grosvenor (the father of the duke who has just died) passed away in 1979, press coverage reported that the family fortune was now some £650m, yet the duke's declared persona… [2][4] The previous house was encased and surrounded by "every possible permutation of the gothic style";[5] including turrets, pinnacles, arched windows, octagonal towers, and buttresses (both regular and flying). [68] The fountain is listed at Grade II. The Chester architect John Douglas designed the Dutch Tea House in the Tea Garden, and a number of service buildings in the estate. The former saddle room is now a dining room. [48], To the east of the house a series of terraces leads down to the Fish Pond. Photograph: Grosvenor Estate/PA The next oldest was the Fourth Duke of Westminster’s … No need to register, buy now! [25] To the north of this are Eaton Hall Cottages, four attached cottages, which were designed about the same time. [114] The chapel is usually reserved for the family but in December each year it is used for carol concerts to raise money for charity. 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[45] During the Second World War, part of the parkland was requisitioned as an airfield, and in 1940 some of the garden buildings were damaged by a cluster of incendiary devices. Review: The Reluctant Billionaire: The Tragic Life of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster by Tom Quinn — a deeply unflattering portrait Fast cars, fast women, bubbly for … A new house was built but its design was not considered to be sympathetic to the local landscape, and in the late 1980s it was re-cased and given the appearance of a French château. Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, wears his wealth well. The engraving also shows the earlier moated house to the south of the new house. The gates and their overthrow are listed at Grade II. Harriet Tomlinson and the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor via The Daily Mail Widely thought to be the ‘most eligible bachelor in the land’ , the as yet unmarried Duke – known as ‘Hughie’ – is hot property, with his wealth estimated at a staggering £10.1 billion according to The Sunday Times Rich List. By 1960 the fabric of the house had deteriorated and, like many other mansions during this period, it was demolished, although the chapel and many of the outbuildings were retained. [86], The Aldford Approach leads from the village of Aldford[82] and crosses the River Dee by the Grade I listed Aldford Iron Bridge, which was built in 1824 by William Hazledine for the 1st Marquis. [40] Emes had been influenced by Brown, although he had not been his pupil. Above the colonnade and the inner drum are concentric balustrades. [12] Pevsner wrote that it "was an outstanding expression of High Victorian originality", and added "this Wagnerian palace was the most ambitious instance of Gothic Revival domestic architecture anywhere in the country". The house has been surrounded by formal gardens since the 17th century, the design of which has changed over the centuries in accordance with current ideas and fashions, as has the surrounding parkland. The 6th Duke of Westminster died on 9 August leaving an estate worth over £9 billion. This is richly carved, is 10 feet (3 m) high, and stands on a circular pedestal which forms the final feature of the eastern view from the hall. This process is automatic. There were other building works in the grounds. [90], From the north of the hall are two further approaches. [112], Some of the areas in the stable court are available for hire for charitable fund raising. A variety of buildings are included in the estate, some decorative, others built for the business of the estate; many of these are listed buildings. [69], To the south of the hall is a formal garden known as the Italian Garden. The Long Room, which was refurbished in 1992 and now has the character of a large country house drawing room, can hold 150 people. Waterhouse also designed the chapel and a clock-house, and rebuilt most of the stabling. The new seventh Duke of Westminster has inherited his father's £9bn estate at the age of just 25 and has been described as now owning "half of London". The Duke … The Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, 29, is the richest person under the age of 30 in the world with an estimated worth of £10.1billion. He also arranged for the construction of greenhouses and a kitchen garden. [106], Eaton Hall is a private residence and is not open to the public, but the gardens are open three days each year to raise money for charity. [24] In the area around the Stable Court are further structures listed at Grade II. Burn raised the centre of the south front to make it look like a tower, and changed some of the external Gothic features. The sudden death of billionaire landowner and philanthropist the Duke of Westminster means his 25-year-old son Hugh has now inherited an estate worth £9bn. A flight of eleven steps leads up to the south entrance. It has a global reach, now in 62 international cities, with offices in 14 of them, operated on behalf of its owners, the Duke of Westminster and his family. On the death of the 4th Duke of Westminster in 1967 the title and estates passed to his younger brother Robert (1910–1979), whose family home was then Ely Lodge on an island in Loch Erne in County Fermanagh. Belgrave Lodge, on the south side of the avenue was built in 1899 to a design by John Douglas for the 1st Duke. The new owner commissioned the architect William Samwell to design the house. In 1963 Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, decided to demolish the main part of the Waterhouse building and the private wing, retaining the chapel, clock tower and stables. [27] Near to the cottages is the former engine shed of the Eaton Hall Railway. Fortune hunters were urged by … This is a three-storey gatehouse tower with multiple attached smaller towers and a steeply hipped roof. Building started in 1870 and concluded about 12 years later. It is 1 mile (2 km) south of the village of Eccleston, in Cheshire, England. The Moor Park (Hertfordshire) estate passed to Lord Robert Grosvenor (third son of the 1st Marquess of Westminster), created Baron Ebury in 1857, and the Motcombe (Dorset etc.) Made up of 133,100 … The 6th Duke of Westminster died on 9 August leaving an estate worth over £9 billion. [73] It is listed at Grade II. [2][15] The exterior had a central porte-cochère on the entrance front. [44], Work continued in the gardens and grounds during the 20th century. [87] Iron Bridge Lodge, adjacent to this bridge, was designed by Douglas and Fordham in 1894 and is listed at Grade II. The entrance front had nine bays and a portico. Review: The Reluctant Billionaire: The Tragic Life of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster by Tom Quinn — a deeply unflattering portrait Fast cars, fast women, bubbly for breakfast. [76], To the east of the house is the forecourt, which has as its centrepiece a pool containing an equestrian statue of the 1st Duke. This was also designed by Douglas for the 1st Duke, it is dated 1877, and is Grade II listed. He appointed Alfred Waterhouse to design another new hall. From this pool a path, known as the Broad Walk, stretches to the north and the south. He responded by insisting he would only give it up if the US returned 1,200 acres of prime Florida real estate which had been confiscated after US independence. The loggia is listed at Grade II. [32], The estate covers an area of about 10,872 acres (4,400 ha), within which about 1,235 acres (500 ha) of parkland and about 50 acres (20 ha) of formal gardens. Find the perfect duke of westminster estate stock photo. The Dennys Hall 1971. The 29-year-old Duke, Hugh Grosvenor, is a billionaire landowner who is the world’s richest person under the age of 30. When he inherited his late father’s fortune of around £9.5bn last summer, he was variously described as Britain’s fifth richest man and the richest man in the world under 30. The 2nd Duke commissioned Detmar Blow, a pupil of Lutyens, to re-design parts of the gardens. Alas, no. Waterhouse created a grotto between the chapel and the stable yard, and designed the Parrot House and a loggia (now known as the Temple). THE new Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, is just 25 but has just inherited nearly 100,000 acres in Scotland including three mountains following the death of his father. [20] The buildings in the Stable Court are in brick, red stone, and half-timbering, with red tile roofs. A critic found it "the most gaudy concern I ever saw" and "a vast pile of mongrel gothic which ... is a monument of wealth, ignorance and bad taste". The one to the north depicts a stag at bay,[56] and that to the south a hunter on a rearing horse. A shooting party due to have been hosted today (August 12) at the Duke of Westminster’s Abbeystead estate has been cancelled following his untimely death earlier this week.. www.grosvenorestate.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. [84] Part way along the avenue, on its north side, is Upper Belgrave Lodge. [38] Credit for designing the informal gardens at Eaton Hall has been given to Lancelot "Capability" Brown. [37] However they were costly to maintain, and in the later part of the 18th century fashions changed to favour a more informal type of garden layout. [67] In the centre of the garden is a statue of Mercury and in front of the Tea House are two stone Talbots. The heirs of the late sixth Duke of Westminster paid no inheritance tax on the bulk of his £8.3bn family fortune following his death in 2016. WHEN the late Duke of Westminster decided that the views at his country estate were being spoiled by the sight of the local golf club he took action — by moving the entire golf course. A central two-storey hall gave access to the principal rooms, with the main reception rooms being on the first floor. The taxman should get a boost from the duke's £9bn estate then? [113] The carriage room and adjoining buildings have been converted into the Wolf Room, which has a movable stage and audio-visual facilities. [62] At the south end of the Broad Walk is a loggia, dating from about 1880. The Parrot House is listed at Grade II. [91] The other structures are listed at Grade II and comprise Eccleston Lodge which was designed by Douglas and Fordham in 1894,[92] its associated gates, piers and wing railings,[93] a sandstone balustered causeway south of the lodge carrying the drive,[94] a house called Eaton Boat, designed by Douglas about 1880,[95] Garden Lodge designed by Waterhouse in 1881–83,[96] a pair of gates, railings and screen walls adjoining the lodge dating from 1881–83 by Waterhouse,[97] Stud Lodge storehouse and domestic offices, designed in 1883 by Douglas,[98] the Stud Riding School,[99] the Stud Stables,[100] the house east of Stud,[101] Eaton Estate Office, designed by Waterhouse in 1880,[102] the North Lodge of 1881 by Waterhouse,[103] the North Lodge gate and post from about 1881 also by Waterhouse,[104] the Garden House of 1893 by Douglas and Minshull,[105] and gates and gate piers to the south of Garden House. The petition says: “The Duke of Westminster owns more land than the Queen. Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster (born 29 January 1991), styled as Earl Grosvenor until August 2016, is a British aristocrat, billionaire, businessman, and owner of Grosvenor Group.He became Duke of Westminster on 9 August 2016, on the death of his father Gerald Grosvenor. [49] The retaining walls of this pool are listed at Grade II,[52] as are the railings on the north and the south side of the terrace. The interior of the house was as lavish as the exterior, with more Gothic detailing. The socialite, who inherited his title and estate from his father, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the sixth Duke of Westminster, upon his death in 2016, looked suave in a blue shirt and sunglasses. [83] The associated lodge gates, piers and wing walls were designed at the same time by Douglas and are also listed at Grade II. The Westminster Foundation, which manages the estate's charitable giving, has donated to more than 1,500 charitable organisations since 1974. [43] In 1852 the Camellia House was built; this was extended in 1870 to its final size of 385 feet (117 m) long, 10 feet (3 m) wide, and 18 feet (5 m) high. With his clerk of works, Thomas Leggett, Emes worked in the estate for the next 10 years. His son, Hugh Grosvenor, will inherit the whole estate and will become the 68th wealthiest person in the world. [51] Stretching along the middle terrace is a long rectangular pool containing a three fountains. A report by the LA Times in the 1980s suggested back in the 1940s, the second Duke of Westminster, whose Grosvenor Estate owns the freehold, was asked to hand it over to the US government. Grosvenor Group Limited is an internationally diversified property group, which traces its origins to 1677 and has its headquarters in London, England. With Fernand Billerey, he removed the parterres, built a canal leading away from the house, added hedged compartments to the terraces, and a pond at the base of the terraces (now the Lioness and Kudu Pond). [110] The Stables include items relating to the family's horses. [10][14], By 1960 the hall needed repair and decoration, and dry rot was found in the roof. [17] The result has not been widely praised; the 2011 Cheshire Pevsner describes the building as "Château style, (Waterhouse's) Eaton style, but also Tesco style". [7] The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner described this house as a "spectacular Gothic mansion". The estate covers about 10,872 acres (4,400 ha). [9] The Daily Telegraph described it as "one of the most princely and beautiful mansions that these islands contain". The wedding of the duke's eldest daughter Lady Tamara Grosvenor to Edward van Cutsem showing the Duke and Duchess of Westminster with Princes William and Harry The estate has confirmed the shooting party at his country retreat in Abbeystead – frequently attended by members of the royal family , including Princes William and Harry – has been cancelled as a mark of respect. This was undertaken by the Percy Thomas Partnership. [78] The retaining walls of the pond are listed at Grade II. Please enable cookies on your browser and try again. He became Duke of Westminster at the age of 25, following the death of his father on August 9, 2016, aged 64. Please enable JavaScript on your browser and try again. [3], By the time that Robert Grosvenor, then the 2nd Earl Grosvenor, and later the 1st Marquess of Westminster, inherited the estate in 1802, the Samwell Hall had become old-fashioned and in need of renovation. The new seventh Duke of Westminster has inherited his father's £9bn estate at the age of just 25 and has been described as now owning "half of London". The Carriage Museum holds the Westminster Collection of Carriages. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the sixth Duke of Westminster. The fun and enthusiastic staff are always happy to take care of guests, whether it’s during a busy lunch or the buzzing cocktail hour. [70] In the Italian Garden are two statues, also listed at Grade II, which were taken from the old hall when it was demolished; these are a statue of Joan of Eaton,[71] and of the Norman Bishop Odo. [42], Fashions changed again, and in the 1820s William Andrews Nesfield was employed to design new parterres. It can seat 200 people and contains eight black-chalk pictures of birds by Joseph Wolf. [22] At the southeast corner of the stable yard is a postillion's house, dated 1873 and listed at Grade II*. [4] When the future Queen Victoria visited in 1832 at the age of 13, she wrote in her journal: "The house is magnificent". The title is now held by Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster. The decor included wall coverings in silk and woodblock floors. [10] A new building was commissioned by the Duke who appointed John Dennys, his wife's brother-in-law, as architect. The service requires full cookie support in order to view this website. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. The Duke of Westminster owns more of Britain than the Queen, through an estate that can trace its history back hundreds of years. The late Duke of Westminster, who died Tuesday, had a long business relationship with Vancouver through his Grosvenor Estate holdings. [88] Also on this approach is Coachmore Hill Lodge which was designed in the 1880s by Douglas; it is listed at Grade II. The Grosvenor Estate, owned by the Duke of Westminster, is the greatest and richest of the London estates – covering 200 acres of Belgravia and 100 acres of Mayfair.Not for nothing is Mayfair the most expensive location on the Monopoly board: it’s also insanely expensive in real life, with average house prices of £21,000 per square metre. Building started in 1803 and Porden (later assisted by Porden's son-in-law Joseph Kay) estimated it would take three years to build at a cost of £10,000 (equivalent to £820,000 in 2019). A private wing was built for the use of the family, and this was joined to the main part of the hall by a corridor. [29], From 1896 until 1947, the estate was served by the 15 in (381 mm) gauge Eaton Hall Railway. One of Britain's richest men inherits billions and avoids paying inheritance taxes. Its … The sudden death of billionaire landowner and philanthropist the Duke of Westminster means his 25-year-old son Hugh has now inherited an estate worth £9bn. In the early 19th century it was replaced by a much larger house designed by William Porden. He inherited the estate at the age of 8 when he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Baronet, who died in 1665. It moved back to Dartmouth in 1946, after which the hall was used as an officer cadet training school until the end of National Service in 1958. Work on recasing the Dennys Hall to make it look more like a French château began in 1989 and was completed in 1991. The decorative scheme of the interior of the chapel is based on the 'Te Deum'; it involves stained glass and stone mosaic, and was developed by Frederic Shields. When he inherited his late father’s fortune of around £9.5bn last summer, he was variously described as Britain’s fifth richest man and the richest man in the world under 30. [53][54] On each side of the pool are two compartments framed by yew hedges. He also built more terracing and a balustraded wall. 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