Kings Weston House
() is a historic building in Kings Weston Lane, Kingsweston
It was built between 1710 and 1725 was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh
for Edward Southwell
on the site of an earlier Tudor
house, and remodelled 1763 by Robert Mylne
. A significant architectural feature is the grouping of all the chimneys into a massive arcade. The house passed through several generations of the Southwell family until the estate was sold in 1833 to Mr Philip John Miles
for £210,000, and became the family seat until 1935 when, on the death of Philip Napier Miles
, it was auctioned and bought by Bristol Municipal Charities and leased to the education authority for use as a school and later to become Bath University School of Architecture. In 1970 Bristol Corporation obtained a 50% grant from the Home Office
and purchased the House for £305,000 to set up a Police Training Centre for Avon and Somerset Constabulary
and was used as such until 1995. It was then abandoned for five years and since 2000 has been renovated as a Business and Conference Centre.
During the World War I
and World War II
the House was converted into a hospital.
It has been designated by English Heritage
as a grade I listed building
The grounds include a Loggia, which are all grade I listed in their own right.
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