Nine houses, as advertised in Country Life magazine, one taken from each decade of The Queen's life

Country houses through the decades

In the 90 years since The Queen was born, the world has undergone immense change, but Her Majesty has remained constant–as has COUNTRY LIFE, being published weekly throughout. Here, Geoff Heath-Taylor takes a look at properties that have been advertised in this magazine, one for each decade of Her Majesty’s life

1930sHouse for sale Mid Hampshire 1930s
Mid Hampshire
Agent sell ‘Queen Anne House with electric light’
More details ‘12 bedrooms, central heating, two cottages, four bathrooms and 24 acres’
Agent Jackson-Stops & Staff
Price £6,000

1940s
West Berkshire1940s house for sale West Berkshire

Agent sell ‘A medium-sized Georgian country house in a much favoured residential area’
More details ‘7 bedrooms, nurseries, 5 bathrooms, staff rooms, 4 reception rooms, main electricity and central heating, stabling, garage and flat, three cottages, small home farm, well-timbered grounds with trout fishing’
Agent Winkworth & Co
Price £17,500

1950s
Hampshire
1950s house for sale Hampshire
Agent sell ‘Enchanting Tudor residence, beautifully modernized, of especial appeal to a fisherman’
More details ‘Lounge hall, 3–4 reception rooms, 4–5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, model kitchen with Aga, main electricity and water’
Agent Hampton & Sons
Price £5,250

1960s
Wiltshire1960s Wiltshire house for sale
Agent sell ‘Described by Christopher Hussey as “the perfect Charles II house”, the house commands 460 acres in the heart of the Kennet valley’ More details ‘6 principal bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 dining rooms, drawing room, 3 further reception rooms, shooting rights over 810 acres and a home farm covering 176 acres’
Agent Knight Frank & Rutley
Price £300,000

1970s
Berkshire

House for sale Berkshire 1970s
Agent sell ‘An exceptionally fine riverside house on the edge of Wargrave village and enjoying a splendid view along the Thames’
More details ‘Principal suite of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, 5 further reception rooms, domestic offices, full central heating, double garage, hard tennis court and a riverside building plot’
Agent John D. Wood & Co
Price £100,000

1980s
WiltshireWiltshire house for sale 1980s
Agent sell ‘A charming Grade II* William and Mary house in a village conservation area, with glorious view over the Avon Valley’
More details ‘Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lovely walled garden with summer house’
Agent Cluttons
Price £275,000

1990s
SuffolkSuffolk house for sale 1990s
Agent sell ‘Historic Grade I listed country house with superb reception rooms set in mature parkland with outstanding walled courtyard’
More details ‘Great hall, 5 principal reception rooms, 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 large self-contained apartments, two cottages, coach house, dovecot, extensive barns, farm buildings and stabling’
Agent Carter Jonas
Price £ 950,000

2000s
London SW32000s house for sale London
Agent sell ‘Semi-detached house overlooking leafy garden square’
More details ‘3 reception rooms, conservatory, 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 3 bath/ shower rooms, 2 cloakrooms, study, paved garden with off-street parking, access to square gardens’
Agent FPDSavills
Price £3.85 million

2010s
DorsetDorset house for sale 2010s
Agent sell ‘Chettle House is an exquisite Grade I listed manor house and is described by Pevsner as “the plum amongst Dorset houses of the early 18th century and nationally outstanding as a specimen of English Baroque”’
More details ‘9 bedrooms, stone hall, oak hall, drawing room, morning room, dining room, boudoir, study, ante room, keeper’s cottage, paddock, parkland and woodland, 117 acres in all’
Agent Strutt & Parker
Price £3.95 million

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