History

Hammerwood has a long and varied history, which is perhaps best summed up in our guidebook, available on Amazon or to purchase after a guided tour. It is more briefly explained in the three sections below, and also on various sections on the old website. You can read a brief history of Hammerwood on its Wikipedia page.

 

•   Pre-1792: origins

•   1792 to 1939: house and home at Hammerwood

•   1939 to present: decline, dereliction and restoration

 

•   Who was Benjamin Henry Latrobe?

•   Latrobe's Doric Revival at Hammerwood Park (an Architectural History and Theory Essay submitted towards Part One of the Diploma in Architecture, Cambridge University) by Michael Trinder

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