Dewlish House

Dewlish House is a fine country house near Dewlish in Dorset. It is a Grade I Listed building.

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Dewlish House through the trees

History

Dewlish House, built in 1702,[1] became the home of the Michel family in the 1756.[2] It served as the childhood home of John Michel (who later became a field marshal) from 1804 to 1823[3] and later served as his retirement home between 1880 and 1886.[4] It is now owned by Mr and Mrs Tony Boyden.[5]

References

  1. ^ Dewlish House British Listed Buildings
  2. ^ British History on-line
  3. ^ "John Michel". Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. ^ Dewlish files
  5. ^ Dewlish House

Coordinates: 50°46′34″N 2°19′35″W / 50.7761°N 2.3264°W

Grade I listed buildings in Dorset

There are over 9000 Grade I listed buildings in England. This page is a list of these buildings in the county of Dorset, sub-divided by district.

The eight districts of Dorset are Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, East Dorset, Christchurch, and the unitary authorities Bournemouth and Poole.

John Michel

Field Marshal Sir John Michel (1 September 1804 – 23 May 1886) was a British Army officer. He commanded the 6th Regiment of Foot during the Eighth Xhosa War in 1851 and served as Chief of Staff of the British Army's Turkish contingent during the Crimean War in 1854 before transferring to India where he commanded the Malwa Field Force which pursued Tatya Tope in the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny. He then commanded the 1st Division at the Battle of Taku Forts in August 1860 during the Second Opium War and took part in the burning of the Old Summer Palace at Peking in October 1860 as a reprisal for the torture and murder of British prisoners before being appointed Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong in 1861. He later commanded the forces in British North America playing a key role in the organization of the militia volunteers in resistance to the Fenian raids invasions in 1866. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief of Ireland in 1875.

Michel was also an English cricketer with amateur status.

Kingston Russell

Kingston Russell is a large mansion house and manor near Long Bredy in Dorset, England, west of Dorchester. The present house dates from the late 17th century but in 1730 was clad in a white Georgian stone facade. The house was restored in 1913, and at the same time the gardens were laid out.

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