A brief history of Hughenden
The origins of the estate date back beyond the first records in the Domesday book. In more recent history the land was farmed, and the dwelling was a humble farmhouse. This building was only upgraded to a ‘gentleman’s residence’ when it was converted in 1738.
The Hughenden Manor we know today was remodelled in 1862 for Benjamin Disraeli by architect Edward Buckton Lamb. As prospective leader of the Conservative Party, Disraeli needed a suitable country seat, so in 1848 he bought the Hughenden estate and continued the process of Gothicising the house begun by an earlier owner, the antiquary John Norris.
Take a look at the timeline through the ages to find out all about the people that shaped this interesting estate.