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Mapperton House

Mapperton House is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich. The family moved here from Hinchingbrooke House, near Huntingdon, in the 1950s, bringing with it the family collection.

You can find out more about the Collection, the history of the House and the Church using the links below.

“Throughout the house 16th, 17th and 18th centuries meet each other at every turn. Yet – and this is notably characteristic of Mapperton – they do not quarrel. Diversity never means discord. Rather the different ages combine to create an unexpected and richer harmony.”

Lord David Cecil, Some Dorset Country Houses, 1955

The House can be visited by guided tour only, usually starting at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Avoid disappointment and book your House tour and tickets in advance:

Advance Tickets


Wisteria on the stable block in front of Mapperton House
Mapperton House & Gardens near Beaminster in Dorset
The Dining Room at Mapperton House
The Drawing Room in Mapperton House
The Staircase Hall inside Mapperton House
The Great Chamber, one of Mapperton House's bedrooms
The Hall inside Mapperton House
The Library of Mapperton House
The West Room, one of Mapperton House's bedrooms
All Saints Church at Mapperton House
Inside the All Saints Church at Mapperton
Fine stained glass in Mapperton's All Saints Church
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