Though the purpose of this database is to catalog country
houses, there are a number of buildings listed that are not country
houses. These buildings are usually included in the database because
of their associated historical importance with the families who occupied
These "other" buildings are divided into the following five
categories: Townhouse, Villa, Folly or Outbuilding, Garden,
or Other. You can perform a search for only country houses by
choosing "Yes" from the drop-down list and the results returned
will be only country houses. Conversely, if you want to search for
buildings in the database other than country houses, choose "No"
from the drop-down list, and you will retrieve only buildings in the
search results that fall under the five categories described above.
If you leave the Country House? field in "Unknown," you
will retrieve records that contain country houses and other buildings in
the five categories.
Please remember that this database is a work-in-progress and that many,
many houses have yet to have their Country House status entered.
to be taken to The Help Center
Click here to be taken to
The Database of Houses Search Page