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Report - Ewart Park Mansion, Northumberland - Aug 18


UrbandonedTeam

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While nearby on holiday I couldn't resist having a look at this one. It's amazing how much history can be captured in a ruioned building and this is a perfect example.

Ewart Park Mansion

Ewart Park is a Grade II listed mansion in rural Northumberland designed by Count Horace St. Paul. Horace, born in 1729 was a prominent figure in UK Law, until accidentally killing a man in a duel and being forced to flee the country and take exile in Austria. After playing an important part in the Seven Years War, and "having proved beyond doubt his soldierly valour", he returned to Britain seeking a Royal Pardon. After retiring from military service, he purchased the Ewart Park Estate from his brother in 1775, completely redesigning the house and grounds, which was then inhabited around 1787. The St. Paul family were very influential at the time. Count Horace had two sons who played prominent roles in politics, Lt. Col. Henry Heneage who was MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed and Sir Horace David who was MP for Bridport. Another son, remained a bachelor. The estate eventually passed to Sir Horace III, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland and MP for Worcestershire East. Having only one child, Maria, the estate passed to her on her fathers death.. Mia, as she was known was the God-Daughter of Josephine Butler the influential feminist and social reformer of the late Victorian era, and married her son George Grey Butler. On the death of George in 1937, their son, Horace IV did not have the means to pay for the upkeep of the now dilapidated mansion, especially after paying death duties. It was occupied briefly by the military in WW2 and has been uninhabited ever since.

We could've easily walked straight through the front entrance but not knowing if we'd come across a shotgun holding farmer that deep in the countryside, we went very far around the back to be safe. The exterior is brilliant at this place, as it is surrounded by forest so it is suddenly revealed to you when you manage to get through the foliage.





















That's all. Here's a link to my documentary styled video of the mansion. I cover the site's past, present and future through cinematics and narration.


Thanks for reading.
 

dave

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Nice to see this again the best bit for me was the view from the tower could have spent all day up there. Nice pics btw.
 

Alice o123

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Nice report and pics! I visited ewart Park in June of this year. I really enjoyed it as it is such a lovely place but very ruined inside and out. Plus the view from the top is beautiful. Unfortunately when I was there it was raining so I didn’t spend much time up there.
 
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Mermaidy

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While nearby on holiday I couldn't resist having a look at this one. It's amazing how much history can be captured in a ruioned building and this is a perfect example.

Ewart Park Mansion

Ewart Park is a Grade II listed mansion in rural Northumberland designed by Count Horace St. Paul. Horace, born in 1729 was a prominent figure in UK Law, until accidentally killing a man in a duel and being forced to flee the country and take exile in Austria. After playing an important part in the Seven Years War, and "having proved beyond doubt his soldierly valour", he returned to Britain seeking a Royal Pardon. After retiring from military service, he purchased the Ewart Park Estate from his brother in 1775, completely redesigning the house and grounds, which was then inhabited around 1787. The St. Paul family were very influential at the time. Count Horace had two sons who played prominent roles in politics, Lt. Col. Henry Heneage who was MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed and Sir Horace David who was MP for Bridport. Another son, remained a bachelor. The estate eventually passed to Sir Horace III, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland and MP for Worcestershire East. Having only one child, Maria, the estate passed to her on her fathers death.. Mia, as she was known was the God-Daughter of Josephine Butler the influential feminist and social reformer of the late Victorian era, and married her son George Grey Butler. On the death of George in 1937, their son, Horace IV did not have the means to pay for the upkeep of the now dilapidated mansion, especially after paying death duties. It was occupied briefly by the military in WW2 and has been uninhabited ever since.

We could've easily walked straight through the front entrance but not knowing if we'd come across a shotgun holding farmer that deep in the countryside, we went very far around the back to be safe. The exterior is brilliant at this place, as it is surrounded by forest so it is suddenly revealed to you when you manage to get through the foliage.





















That's all. Here's a link to my documentary styled video of the mansion. I cover the site's past, present and future through cinematics and narration.


Thanks for reading.
Thanks for sharing, i live not far from here, so will definitely attempt to check it out. Your video is a bit of history! Wish i could buy the place and nudge it back to it's glory days. I was reading about Josephine Butler (a victorian social reformer) who was born nearby at Milfield and after moving around the country when married, then moved to live here with her son George who was married to the owner of the stately home's daughter Maria. Josephine lived in a cottage called Galewood on the estate but found it not to her liking being surrounded by the trees so moved to Wooler just up the road.
 

henders

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While nearby on holiday I couldn't resist having a look at this one. It's amazing how much history can be captured in a ruioned building and this is a perfect example.

Ewart Park Mansion

Ewart Park is a Grade II listed mansion in rural Northumberland designed by Count Horace St. Paul. Horace, born in 1729 was a prominent figure in UK Law, until accidentally killing a man in a duel and being forced to flee the country and take exile in Austria. After playing an important part in the Seven Years War, and "having proved beyond doubt his soldierly valour", he returned to Britain seeking a Royal Pardon. After retiring from military service, he purchased the Ewart Park Estate from his brother in 1775, completely redesigning the house and grounds, which was then inhabited around 1787. The St. Paul family were very influential at the time. Count Horace had two sons who played prominent roles in politics, Lt. Col. Henry Heneage who was MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed and Sir Horace David who was MP for Bridport. Another son, remained a bachelor. The estate eventually passed to Sir Horace III, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland and MP for Worcestershire East. Having only one child, Maria, the estate passed to her on her fathers death.. Mia, as she was known was the God-Daughter of Josephine Butler the influential feminist and social reformer of the late Victorian era, and married her son George Grey Butler. On the death of George in 1937, their son, Horace IV did not have the means to pay for the upkeep of the now dilapidated mansion, especially after paying death duties. It was occupied briefly by the military in WW2 and has been uninhabited ever since.

We could've easily walked straight through the front entrance but not knowing if we'd come across a shotgun holding farmer that deep in the countryside, we went very far around the back to be safe. The exterior is brilliant at this place, as it is surrounded by forest so it is suddenly revealed to you when you manage to get through the foliage.





















That's all. Here's a link to my documentary styled video of the mansion. I cover the site's past, present and future through cinematics and narration.


Thanks for reading.
Great house, what a pity it is so neglected. Brilliant photos
 

LittleOwl

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Some seriously top pics here, love the use of light and shadow. Gutted I'm at the totally opposite end of the country or I'd be all over this
 

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