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Rich & Famous

Has anyone ever called their house ‘Rich and Famous’?

We’re always looking for house names belonging to the rich and famous. Do you know of any? If you do (with 100% certainty) then Contact Us with the person’s name, their house name, any background you know about the name, what the person involved is well known for, in which country they are best known and in which area their named house is situated. We’d also appreciate your name, e-mail address, and if you have one, your own house name and the background to it.

Our list of house names used, now or in the past, by the rich and famous continues to grow and includes house names of personalities, politicians, officials, business executives and celebrities, from climbers to musicians, and from TV personalities to sportsmen and women.

Many of those listed below will have moved on to homes and jobs anew, and many have gone to a better place, but it’s still interesting to see the house names they used. It seems that public faces, just like the rest of us, like house names. We’ve highlighted some you may find of particular interest.

NAME KNOWN FOR HOUSE NAME
Geoffrey Archer Writer / Politican The Old Vicarage
Aileen Armitage Author Chapters
Sir Richard Attenborough Film Director / Actor Old Friars
David Basnett Union Leader Windrush
Raymond Baxter Broadcaster The Green Cottage
Bill Beaumont Sportsman/Journalist Alderley
David Bellamy Naturalist Mill House
Dickie Bird Cricket Umpire White Rose Cottage
Chris Bonington Mountaineer Badger Hill
Chris Brasher Athlete/Broadcaster The Navigator's House
David Broome Showjumper Mount Ballan Manor
Joe Brown Climber Menai Hall
R.A.C. Byatt Ambassador Drim-na-Vullin
Nicholas Cage Actor Midford Castle
Phyllis Calvert Actress Hill House
Michael Checkland BBC Director General Orchard Cottage
George Cole Actor Donnelly
Joseph Cooper Musician Octogon Lodge
Ted Croker Ex Soccer Supremo South Court
Sir Horace Cutler Former GLC Leader Hawkswood
Roald Dahl Writer Gipsy House
John Dankworth Musician The Old Rectory
Les Dawson Comedian The Bumbles
Derek Dougan Former Footballer Bayern House
Michael Douglas Actor Longlands (in Bermuda)
Charles Dyer Novelist Old Wob
Pat Eddery Jockey Musk Hill Farm
GlennEvans Web Design Myra House
Bud Flanagan Entertainer Arches
Bruce Forsyth Entertainer Straidarran
John Francome Ex Jockey Windy Hollow Stud
Brian Friel Writer Drumaweir House
Christopher Fry Dramatist The Toft
George Gale Journalist Titlington Hall
Sandy Gall Newscaster Doubleton Oast House
Ray Galton Scriptwriter The Ivy House
Bob Geldof Singer/Fundraiser Davington Priory
Sir John Gielgud Actor South Pavilion
Peter Glossop Opera Singer End Cottage
Michael Grade TV Executive Wycombe End House
Lucinda Green Three-day Eventer Appleshaw House
Kathleen Hale Artist/Author Tod House
RHammond-Innes Author/Traveller Ayres End
George Harrison Ex Beatle Friar Park
Jacquetta Hawkes Author Littlecote
JS Hawkesworth Film/TV Producer Fishponds House
Patrick Heron Painter Eagles Nest
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Sports/Journalist Danescroft
Colin Horsley Pianist Tawsden Manor
John Hurt Actor Ballintubbert House
L Henry Irving Actor/Author The Lea
A J G Isaac Inland Revenue Executive Moonsfield
H B Jacks Bedales Headmaster Applegarth
G N Jackson Horse Writer Lowbarrow House
John Jacobs Golf Adviser Stable Cottage
Dame Naomi James Yachtswoman/Writer Woodland Cottages
A W John Financial Consultant Limber
J F Josling Legal Writer Proton
Penelope Keith Actress Mousehill Manor
J W R Kempe Ex Gordonstoun Headmaster Maple Tree Cottage
William Kensall Ex Cheshire Chief Constable Three Keys Cottage
Michael Kenward Editor, New Scientist Grange Cottage
R R Kerr Ex Sheriff of Tayside Bagatelle
Robert Kilroy-Silk MP, TV Presenter, MEP Beel House
R Kilroy-Silk TV Presenter/Ex MP Woodlea House
P F King Air Vice Marshall Squirrel's Nook
Sir Larry Lamb Ex Daily Express Editor Hoskins Barn
K F Lane Mining Consultant Down House
James Leasor Author Swallowcliffe Manor
D G Leonard Bishop of London London House
Helen Liddell Newspaper Director Glenisla
Beatrice Lillie (Lady Peel) Actress Peel Fold
Penelope Margaret Lively Writer Duck End
Christopher Lloyd Gardening Writer Great Dixter
Sir Bernard Lovell Director, Jodrell Bank The Quinta
John Lunch Port of London Executive Twittens
Benjamin Luxon Baritone Bylands House
Humphrey Lyttelton Musician/Journalist Alyn Close
Hamish MacInnes Climber/Author Achnacone
Donald Whyte MacLeary Dancer, Royal Ballet Bunyans Cottage
Wolf Mankowitz Author The Bridge House
Derek H Martin Professor of Physics Hermanus
PeregrineMassey High Sheriff of Kent (2010) Bold Shaves
Richard Mayne Writer/Broadcaster Albany Cottage
Iverach McDonald Ex 'Times' Director Whistlers
John Ralph Merton Painter Pound House
Cliff Michelmore Broadcaster White House
P N Miller Ex Chairman - Lloyds Sarratt
Bert Millichip F A Chairman Fairlight
J W C Moir BBC TV Executive The Lawn
Geoffrey Moorhouse Writer Park House
H R V C Morgan 'Lords' Librarian Cliffe Cottage
John Mortimer Barrister/Author Turville Heath Cottage
Malcolm Muggeridge Philosopher/Writer Park Cottage
Frank Muir Broadcaster/Writer Anners
T F S Mullaly Art Historian Waterside House
James Neill Lord Lieutenant, South Yorks. Barn Cottage
Percy Newby Novelist Garsington House
D H Newsome Master, Wellington College The Retreat
Sir Leslie Newton Ex Editor, Financial Times Little Basing
Lord Oaksey Racing Commentator Hill Farm
Vincent O'Brien Racehorse Trainer Ballydoyle House
Detta O'Cathain MD. Milk Marketing Board The Old Malthouse
Michael O'Donnell Author/Broadcaster Handon Cottage
Hon. Angus Ogilvy Businessman Thatched House Lodge
P S Paine Chairman 'Oracle' Briarfield
C N Parkinson Author/Historian Delancey
John Paxton Author Moss Cottage
W (William Wood)Peat Broadcaster Carbro
E L Penning Rowsell Wine Writer Yew Trees House
Francis Mary Perry Horticulturalist Bulls Cross Cottage
Mary Peters Sportswoman Willowtree Cottage
K M Peyton Writer Rookery Cottage
Mary Phillpotts Writer Cobblestones
Lester Piggott Ex Jockey Florizel
Dr R W Pilkington Author/Journalist Les Cactus
Chapman Pincher Journalist/Novelist The Church House
Jenny Pitman Racehorse Trainer Weathercock House
David James Poole Artist The Granary
Dennis Potter Playwright Morecambe Lodge
Michael L Powell Film Director Lee Cottages
Ian Prestt D.G. of the RSPB Eastfield House
A O H Quick Ex Head, Bradfield College Corbin
J C F Quinn Film Producer Crescent Cottage
Harry Rabinowitz Conductor/Composer Hope End
Dr R G Rainey Tropical Pest Consultant Elmslea
Margaret Rawlings Actress Rocketer
Claire Rayner Writer/Broadcaster Holly Wood House
John (Robson) Reid Architect/Designer Arnoside House
Ruth Barbara Rendell Crime Novelist Nussteads
Robert Robinson Writer/Broadcaster Laurel Cottage
Nigel David Rogers Singer/Conductor Chestnut Cottage
Francis Rossi Status Quo Frontman Glade (The)
Raman Subba Row Chairman TCCB Leeward
E J C Russell Sculptor Lethendry
Robert Sangster Ex Chairman, Vernons Pools The Nunnery
Robert Scholey Chairman, British Steel The Coach House
Sir Peter Scott Ornithologist New Grounds
Desmonde Shawe-Taylor Music Critic Long Crichel House
Charles Hubert Sisson Writer Moorfield Cottage
Johnny Speight Writer Fouracres
Frank Showell Styles Author Trwyn Cae Iago
Julian Gustave Symons Author Groton House
Godfrey Talbot Author/Journalist Holmwell
Eric Taylor Printmaker/Painter Gordale
David Tench Legal Adviser Pleasant View
Norman Thelwell Artist/Cartoonist Herons Mead
Percy Thrower Late gardening expert The Magnolias
G H G Tilling Ex Postal Executive Standpretty
John Timpson BBC Correspondent Ark Cottage
Richard Todd Actor Chinham Farm
David Tomlinson Actor Brook Cottage
Nigel Tranter Novelist/Author Quarry House
Sir Anthony Tuke Chairman, Savoy Hotel Freelands
J O Urmson Academic Standfast
D J Urquhart DG - British Library Lending Services Wood Garth
L M Urquhart MD, Burmah Oil Beechwood
Charles Ivan Vance Actor/Director Oak Lodge
O J Vaughan-Jackson Orthopaedic Surgeon The White Cottage
Sir John Verney Painter/Author The White House
L E Waddilove Housing Corporation Executive Red Oaks
Richard Wainwright Former Liberal MP The Heath
Peter Walwyn Racehorse Trainer Seven Barrows
Fanny Waterman Pianist/Teacher Woodgarth
Auberon Waugh Columnist Combe Florey House
Sidney Weighell Gen. Sec. NUR Blenheim
Brian Wenham BBC Executive Red Cottage
Peter West Radio Commentator The Paddock
Marjorie Westbury Singer/Actress Copperdene
Lawrence Whistler Engraver/Writer The Old Manor
Lawrence Whistler Engraver / Writer Old Manor (The)
Mary Whitehouse Media Critic Ardleigh
J A Wight (James Herriot) Author/Vet Mire Beck
Colin Henry Wilson Author Tetherdown
Fred Winter Racehorse Trainer Uplands
Peregrine Worsthorne Journalist/Editor Westerlies
I H N Yates Press Assoc. Executive Woodbury
J R Youens Ex Chaplain to the Queen Fir Tree Cottage
Sir Brian Young Chairman, Christian Aid Hill End
J A Young MD, Young & Co. Brewery Moonsbrook Cottage
Sir Leslie Young Bank of England Director Overwood
R F C Zamboni MD, Sun Life Society Long Meadow
P S Zeigler Author Picket Orchard

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