Elveden Hall

Elveden Hall


Elveden, United Kingdom (GB)
This stately home was bought in 1863 by Duleep Singh, the last maharajah of Punjab, who rebuilt it in Indian style. The hall was bought in 1894 by Edward Guinness (of brewery fame), since 1921 Earl of Iveagh. From the August 1942 to the end of WWII in Europe the hall was the Headquarters of the 3rd Bombardment Division of the USAAF. Current owner is Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh (b. 1969) and the hall is still private residence. Interior scenes for the films "Eyes Wide Shut" and "Tomb Raider" were filmed here.

More history:
http://www.sikhspectrum.com/022005/maharaja_hsv.htm
This stately home was bought in 1863 by Duleep Singh, the last maharajah of Punjab, who rebuilt it in Indian style. The hall was bought in 1894 by Edward Guinness (of brewery fame), since 1921 Earl of Iveagh. From the August 1942 to the end of WWII in Europe the hall was the Headquarters of the 3rd Bombardment Division of the USAAF. Current owner is Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh (b. 1969) and the hall is still private residence. Interior scenes for the films "Eyes Wide Shut" and "Tomb Raider" were filmed here.

More history:
http://www.sikhspectrum.com/022005/maharaja_hsv.htm
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By: Hinkkanen

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kjfitz picture
@ 2005-08-13 12:40:14
What's that to the SW?
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@ 2005-08-13 12:52:16
Water tower and probably stables. I intended to post them separately.
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@ 2006-01-22 13:29:50
Yes, i used to live in Elveden during 1980-1989 as a child and used to pass right by the door of Elveden hall every day on my way to school.

I was lucky enough to go inside the hall when Christies came to sell the contents. It was beautiful - all the ornate decoration and beautiful furniture. So sad to see it all go.

To add to the movie list, a banquet scene in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (with Timothy Dalton as Bond) was filmed there. The scene involves a central character being shot at and faking a death (fake blood packs make a mess of the white suit). They spent about 2 weeks filming what is essentially a 2min scene.

The water tower and the stables are to the SW as is the ever-dry ornate pond. As a child i used to play round here with one of my friends.
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@ 2007-10-13 18:41:03
I stayed for a weekend and slept in the nursery within the Hall as a guest of Bridget's in 1977 as an eighteen year old. The 3rd Lord Iveagh (her father) was a really nice man and i remember some interesting conversations. I also stayed with the family at their cottage in Beulah for a week the following summer.
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@ 2009-04-17 05:27:39
Ive never been in the hall but my nan and grandad used to live at Elveden and we uesd to walk past the hall a lot to go to village shop/post office.
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@ 2010-03-28 15:24:19
I used to live in the hall both before, during and after the Christies sale. Before Christies were called in, all the best stuff was removed. When Christies saw what they were to sell they immediately had a sophisticated alarm system installed.
The sale made £6,250,000.
I consider myself very lucky to have lived quite a few years in such a fantastic, over the top house...even if it meant keeping secret about the value of it's contents!
One downside was the ever present threat of opening my bedroom curtains in the morning to find a group of nosey people with their noses pressed to the windows trying to see in.
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@ 2010-12-26 18:42:37
I am an American that was stationed at RAF Mildenhall, 78-81. I was fortunate to know people who knew the keepers of the hall. I was able to visit the hall, and view all the beautiful belongings, even one of the King's walk in closets, with his clothes still there. The middle of the building was beautful white marble, designed like the Taj Mahal in India.
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@ 2011-06-12 03:30:31
Hi I am trying to do my research into Elveden Hall to pass on the knowledge to my children,I would be grateful for any information

Thanking you all for your help

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