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The estate is steeped in History. Webbery (or Wibba’s Burgh) was an ancient Saxon Manor listed in the Domesday Book. It was given by the Conqueror to Nicholas, his Crossbowman who took the name de Wibbery as his family title thereafter. In the 17th Century it passed by marriage to the Lippincott (or Luppincott) family. A Lippincott was, we believe, on the Mayflower or certainly one of the other ships taking the first settlers to Virginia. Descendants of the Lippincotts from the USA are fairly frequent visitors to Webbery.

In the late 18th Century the estate was bequeathed to Charles Cutcliffe a prominent member of what was to become a substantially landed family in the area. It was his grandson, John Cutcliffe, who built the existing Manor House shortly after returning from the battle of Waterloo, where he served with distinction.

Cutcliffe was the senior major of the 26th Light Dragoons on the eve of the battle. When the commanding officer, the Earl of Portarlington, failed to show up, Wellington relieved him of command and Cutcliffe took his place. Wounded on the second day, he was personally promoted to lieutenant colonel by Wellington and given permanent command of the regiment.

Following Cutcliffe’s death in 1822, the estate was sold to the Deane family who remained until the early part of the 20th Century. It subsequently had several owners until it was acquired by the present incumbents in the early 1990s.

Webbery has always been noted for its classically beautiful parkland setting. Even amid the noise and bustle of the 21st Century it remains a haven of rural peace and tranquillity where the old values of warmth and hospitality are foremost. When you look up at the night sky on a clear winter’s eve and see the outline of the Milky Way instead of the reflected light pollution of a nearby city, you realise that you are in a very special place.

It is truly a place for all seasons, as beautiful and welcoming in the depths of winter as it is in glorious midsummer. Christmas at Webbery is like stepping into a Christmas card. Come and see for yourself!
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