Tottenham House is the centrepiece of the historic Tottenham estate in Wiltshire, England. The grade I listed house has 103 rooms and mostly dates from the 1820s when it was remodelled by Charles Brudenell-Bruce of Ailesbury. Set in forestry land that originally stretched for over 100 square miles, the extensive estate was partly used as a deer park and the deer still roam the lands to this day.
The estate was the home of Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII, who died giving birth to the future king Edward VI. Henry VIII, a keen deer-hunter, regularly stayed there as a guest of Sir John Seymour, Jane’s father.
The Ailesbury family lived in Tottenham House and shared it with the US Army during the Second World War. They moved out in 1946, at which point Hawtreys Preparatory School used the house until 1994.
In 1966 the house was designated as Grade I listed, and the 50-horse stable block and octagonal folly in the deer park were designated Grade II listed.
Driveway to Tottenham House in Severnake, Wiltshire
Tottenham House, Severnake – The grand staircase with deer heads on the walls
Tottenham House, Severnake – Grand room with marble walls and amazing parquet floor
Tottenham House – Marble room
Tottenham House – Room with amazing ceiling
Tottenham House, Severnake – Bookshelves line a huge room with ornate plaster ceiling
Tottenham House, Severnake – Fireplace detail
Tottenham House, Severnake – Another room with stunning ceiling
Tottenham House – Yellow room
Tottenham House – The round room
Tottenham House – Dome and columns
Tottenham House, Severnake – Looking up at the dome in the round room
Tottenham House, Severnake – Book cases and nice ceiling
Tottenham House – Staircase with dome skylight
Tottenham House – Light green room
Tottenham House – Dark green room
Tottenham House, Severnake – Dark room with tall green doors
Tottenham House – Corridor
Tottenham House – Bath in small room
Tottenham House – This marble bath was actually pretty big
Tottenham House – View across the huge frontage of the house
Tottenham House – External of one of the wings
Tottenham House – Octagonal folly in the deer park
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