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Joyce Grove  England 
Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England

Circa Date: 1908

Status: Fully Extant

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From an early 20th century postcard


Designed   House for Fleming family
Date   1908

Extant / Listed / References

Extant Type
Fully Extant
Extant Details

House Listed As 
Grade II
Gardens Listed As  
Not Listed
Country House:  Yes

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Current Ownership
Current Ownership Type
Private Non-Profit
Primary Current Ownership Use
Hospital / Nursing-Care Home / Recovery Center
Current Ownership Use / Details
Now a Sue Ryder Home

Seat ("Seat" is loosely defined as any family that occupied the house for a period of 2 years or more)
Today Seat of
A Past Seat(s) of
Fleming family.
Possible (Unsure) Seat of
History / Gardens & Park / Movies

Earlier House(s) / Building(s)
House Replaced By
Built / Designed For
Robert Fleming
House & Family History
Joyce Grove is a Jacobethan style house built in 1908 of red brick with Bath stone dressings; it once had 44 bedrooms. Robert Fleming (1845-1933), who founded the merchant bank Fleming & Company in 1909, purchased the Joyce Grove Estate in 1903, which included 2,000 acres, cottages, kilns, and clayworks. Robert's grandson, Peter Fleming, donated Joyce Grove House to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, in 1940 for use as a convalescent home; in 1979 the House became a Sue Ryder Home for palliative care. In November 2011 Sue Ryder announced that it was putting Joyce Grove up for sale, with the intention to vacate the building in 2013. Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond and author of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," was the brother of Peter Fleming and the grandson of Robert Fleming. The current members of the Fleming family live locally and still run the Joyce Grove Estate.
Collections This field lists art objects that are currently or were previously in the collection of the house.

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Gardens & Park
Garden, Park, Follies and Outbuildings
Chapel & Church
Many members of the Fleming family have been laid to rest in the Nettlebed churchyard.

Location for Movies / TV
"Jeeves and Wooster" (1992 - TV series, in the episode "Right Ho, Jeeves" [aka "The Mating Season," aka "Bertie Takes Gussie's Place at Deverill Hall"], Joyce Grove was Deverill Hall). "Midsomer Murders" (2008 - TV series, as Bledlow Manor in the episode "Blood Wedding"). "Agatha Christie: Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons" (2009 - as the exterior of Meadowbrook School). "The Imitation Game" (2014 - as Bletchley Park).

Author   Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus
Year Published   1974
Reference   pg. 715

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