Guided Tour of Greywell Hill House

Featured Event


19 July 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


None known.

Cost (members): £15

Cost (non-members): ‚ÄĒ

The Vice President of Hampshire Archive Trust, the Earl of Malmesbury (, James and his wife Sally have kindly offered to host the event, with the intent to provide the visitors with the historical background to the wonderful paintings of his ancestors and their connections that can be seen in rooms throughout the house.  In addition to family portraits we will have an opportunity to view an important  portrait of Handel, a copy of his written music, an historical children’s playroom covered with children’s story pictures on the walls and some wonderful toys including a roaring lion. Visitors will also be able to view a beautiful garden. James will delight the audience with historical stories of individuals, provide a background of his ancestor’s contributions to British history and share how his ancestor introduced the most popular breed of dog in the UK today, the Labrador.

The destination of our visit, Greywell Hill House, was bought by Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, in 1787. It has passed through the female line twice to the present owner. Lord Dorchester was a British Army officer, peer and colonial administrator who commanded troops in the American Revolutionary War, served twice as Governor of the Province of Quebec and as Governor General of British North America. Sir Guy made many recommendations and implemented the Quebec Act of 1774, providing the guidance on how the province was to be administered. It could be said that his actions prevented Canada being part of America

The title of the Earl of Malmesbury was created in 1800 for the diplomat James Harris, 1st Baron Malmesbury who served as an Ambassador to Spain, Prussia, Russia and France, plus represented Christchurch in the House of Commons. The earldom has the courtesy title¬† ‚ÄėViscount FitzHarris, of Hurn Court in the County of Southampton‚Äô, the family‚Äôs former seat at Hurn , near Christchurch, Dorset (previously within the historic boundaries of Hampshire).

Various members of the of the Carleton family, who as Barons Dorchester, the lords of the manor are remembered at St Swithuns, Nately Scures one of the smallest and finest Norman churches in England.

Booking To book for any of these events or have any questions, please either book on our website or email or write by post to Maskee, Stoney Lane, Medstead, GU34 5EL. Please state your method of payment when booking. Cost £15

Access: Steps and a ramp at the main entrance and stairs and a lift to the first floor of the house.

Address:  Greywell Hill House, Greywell, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1DG


  • By car: Greywell is approximately 6¬Ĺ miles east of Basingstoke that can be accessed off the M3 J5 via the A287 towards Odiham. Very shortly after the motorway round about, turn right into Hook Road that will take you to Greywell village. Travel through the village and the drive entrance to the house is on the right just after the village centre by a white lodge, and fork right at the top of the drive.
  • By rail: Hook is the nearest railway station, though Basingstoke is more likely to have a taxi.

St Swithuns Church, Nately Scures :  Visitors are welcome to visit the church.

Address: Blackstocks Lane, Nately Scures, Hampshire, RG27 9PH.




Ticket Type Price Spaces
Member Ticket
Member Ticket Only
£15.00 N/A

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