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Penn House
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Events 2016

25th June Penn House Gravity Grand Prix For details visit:
17th July Chiltern Cycling Festival For details visit:
22nd - 23rd July Penn Festival For details visit:
9th & 10th Sept Heritage Open Days Guided tours of Penn House conducted by Earl & Countess Howe. Prior booking essential via Penn House Estate Office.
25th Sept Rennie Grove Colour Blast For details visit the Rennie Grove website:

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The Penn House Estate, Penn Street, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, 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 Health Ministries, is currently their spokesperson for Defence and also Deputy Leader of the House of Lords. Countess Howe was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire from 2010 to 2012.

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Location mapThe 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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