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The Penn House Estate, Penn Street, near Amersham,
situated in one of the prettiest parts of the Chilterns, has been passed down in a direct family line
since the Middle Ages. Earl Howe, the present custodian, is the successor of at least fifteen previous generations
of the Penn, Curzon and Howe families who have made Penn their home.
As it stands today the estate owes much to grants of land made by Henry VIII and his son,
Edward VI to David and Sarah Penn in recognition of the latter’s role as nursemaid to the royal children
during the 1530’s and 40’s.
The current Earl, Frederick Howe, lives in Penn House with his wife Elizabeth. They have three daughters, Anna, Flora and Lucy and a son, Tom. Earl Howe has been an active parliamentarian in the House of Lords since he inherited the title. He is a Conservative hereditary peer and, after spells in Agriculture and Defence Ministries, is currently their spokesperson for health. Countess Howe became High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in April 2010.
The Penn House Estate is located
near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, within easy reach of both the M40 & M25
and only 30 miles from the centre of London.
It is only a few miles from Pinewood Studios and
therefore a convenient film location.
Guided tours of the house by historical and arts-based societies may be booked by prior arrangement.
The entrance to the House & Gardens is situated in Penn Street village which can be found south of the A404 between High Wycombe and Amersham. Follow the road through the village, passing the village green on the right and two pubs on the left. The gates to the estate will be found on the right shortly after the second pub.
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