St. Leonard's Hill
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St. Leonard's Hill
St Leonard's Hill (showing Windsor Castle on the right)

St Leonard's Hill was a large mansion near Clewer in Berkshire.


The house, originally known as Forest Court, was built by Thomas Sandby for Countess Waldegrave in the 1760s.[1] She named it Gloucester Lodge following her marriage to the Duke of Gloucester in 1766.[2]

The house was bought by William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt in 1781 and, after remaining in the Harcourt family for over a century, it was acquired by Sir Francis Barry, 1st Baronet in 1872.[1] Barry made substantial alterations in the Châteauesque style and renamed it St Leonard's Hill.[3] Following the death of Lady Barry in 1924 the house was largely demolished.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Parishes: Clewer, A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3". 1923. p. 72-77. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Clewer Green". Royal Berkshire History. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ a b "St Leonard's Hill". Matthew Beckett. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2014.

Coordinates: 51°28?06?N 0°39?04?W / 51.4682°N 0.6510°W / 51.4682; -0.6510

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