An estate that once belonged to Lord Nathaniel Rothschild is now on the market in England for $8.4 million. Lord Rothschild was a British banker and politician from the wealthy and renowned international Jewish Rothschild family.
The estate is called Swinton Grange. Grange is another word for barn and is said to derive from the Latin word for grain.
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Located near the town of Malton in Yorkshire, England, the estate holds an Edwardian country house (actually a huge mansion) that has more than 15,000 sq. ft. of space over two floors. It has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The listing boasts that the house is “Beautifully appointed with luxurious fixtures and fittings” and it comes with large rooms on both floors “giving exceptional country views.”
The estate covers 46 acres with “Glorious formal gardens and landscaped grounds and parkland on all sides.” There is a tennis court and garages.
From the Listing:
Swinton Grange is a magnificent country house set discreetly within a peaceful stretch of the Howardian Hills just outside the thriving market town of Malton and conveniently located for access to York, Leeds and beyond. The house has an interesting pedigree having been built in 1905 by 1st Lord Rothschild as a wedding gift for his daughter. Formerly part of the substantial Swinton Grange Estate this substantial Edwardian house is now offered with more than 46 acres of outstanding gardens, grounds and mature parkland.
Environs – Swinton Grange lies just outside Malton on the eastern edge of the Howardian Hills in glorious countryside between the Vale of York, Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors.
Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild (1840 – 1915) was the first Baron Rothschild and the eldest son of Austrian Baron Lionel de Rothschild) and Baroness Charlotte von Rothschild. He worked in the family banking business coming to finance Cecil Rhodes in the development of the British South Africa Company and the De Beers diamond conglomerate.
Nathan Rothschild also served as a member of the British House of Commons for twenty years and he was the first Jewish member of the House of Lords who did not convert to Christianity.