The Dismantling of the Wivenhoe House Estate Mansion
A newspaper cutting advertising the sale of building materials in October 1860
Following the death of William Brummell and his wife Anne, the Wivenhoe House Estate was put up for sale. It was acquired by Thomas Harvey, the shipbuilder: the mansion was dismantled and sold as building materials and the grounds and park were divided into plots and auctioned as prime building ground. The cutting from the Essex Standard which describes the about to be dismantled building materials gives a tantalising glimpse of what the interior of the house might have been like.