The Family

Houghton is currently the home of the Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife, Rose Cholmondeley. Lord Cholmondeley is a direct descendant of Sir Robert Walpole who built the hall in the 1720s.

Lord Cholmondeley was brought up at Cholmondeley castle, Cheshire, but spent his childhood holidays at Houghton when his grandparents were alive. He was educated at Eton and studied at the Sorbonne.  After the death of both his grandmother and father, he took on the responsibility of running the estates in Norfolk and Cheshire in 1990.


In 2009 Lord Cholmondeley married Rose Hanbury who then became the Marchioness of Cholmondeley.  Shortly after the birth of their twins (Alexander and Oliver) they moved to Houghton where they continue to live and have since had a daughter named Iris.