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A manor house with a royal pedigree and film shoot connections
15th of October 2012
manor house for sale
The Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Slough, Buckinghamshire SL2
Guide price £13,500,000

Manor House Used In Film Shoots
There's been a manor house in Stoke Poges from before the Norman conquest and it's mentioned in the Domesday Book. Its various incarnations have been visited by a roll call of British history including Charles I (on the way to his execution), Queen Elizabeth I and painter Edward Landseer, who at one point rented an apartment within the estate. Chales I is rumoured to have drawn the coat of arms that is currently above the fireplace in the snug.

It was also owned by Thomas Penn, whose father helped establish the US state of Pennsylvania. His son John Penn, built the house we see today between 1790 and 1813, spending much of the £130,000 compensation he received from the US government for the loss of his American lands in Pennsylvania.

In more recent years it has become a regular location for film shoots including a couple of Bond films (most famously the 1964 Bond movie Goldfinger, where Nick Nack severs the head of a nearby statue at the building's entrance with his steel rimmed bowler), Bridget Jones's Diary and Layer Cake.

The estate has recently been refurbished to an extraordinarily high standard and includes the seven bedroom mansion house, three bedroom West Lodge, two-bedroom East Lodge, pool house, outdoor swimming pool, stable block, one-bedroom cottage and garaging plus ten acres of grounds set within a Capability Brown landscaped park.

Selling Agents: Savills
Tel: 020 3641 4762
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