Benham Park’s backstory starts in 956 when it was granted to Aelsige, a Saxon Warlord, by King Eadwig, according to the property’s brochure.It was in and out of royal custody until 1575, when Queen Elizabeth I gave it to her beloved tutor, John Baptiste Castillion.In 1630, it was sold to the Trustees of Sir William Craven, and in 1772, the young Lord William Craven and his wife, Elizabeth, started work on the mansion that stands on the land today.The couple enlisted the help of renowned landscape architect Lancelot “Capability” Brown, who got his nickname because he would tell clients their land had “capability” (in the Craven’s case, they were “considerable”). Find event listings and line ups, venue details, ticket information, nearby hotels and restaurants - all the essential information in one place! Got an event that's not listed or need to update your events details?Add your Dating event free of charge, using our Promotion Centre.Mingle2 is full of hot Newbury girls waiting to hear from you.
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About 60 miles from London, Benham Park is on the Berkshire Downs, an area classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area.
The mansion itself is listed as a historic Grade IIThe current owner, a property developer, acquired two permits “to return the house to its former use as a private country residence,” or to establish a wellness center, said agent Louise Harrison of Savills.