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Notice: Please be aware that Basildon Park is currently being scaffolded for external conservation to the mansion. The 1950s laundry will be closed but access to all other areas of the property will not be affected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
An 18th-century house, a 1950s home
Basildon Park, a Georgian mansion surrounded by parkland, was lovingly rescued by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. The house you see today is a re-creation and restoration of the 18th-century mansion. They restored the elegant interior and scoured the country salvaging 18th-century architectural fixtures and fittings. Lord and Lady Iliffe filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by you today.
Make the most of your visit by treating yourself to a cream tea, experience the nostalgia of our 1950s kitchen, or stretch your legs following one of our waymarked trails through the 400 acres of historic parkland.
Basildon Park lit up the small screen in ITV's Downton Abbey, the series five finale in November 2014, when Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge got married. The interior of the house also featured in the London Season, 2013. Why not take a look behind the scenes and discover how Basildon Park became Grantham House?