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Churchill’s stately forefather honoured at Marlborough Gardens

5 Dec 2019

Bewley Homes’ newest collection of properties in Oxfordshire has been named Marlborough Gardens, to commemorate the life of the great-great-great-grandfather of Winston Churchill.

George Spencer, the 4th Duke of Marlborough, owned the 1,200 acre manor of North Leigh in the 18th century. Now, Bewley’s two, three, four and five bedroom properties in Witney Road, North Leigh, will honour his legacy.

Born in 1739, Marlborough achieved success in the worlds of both politics and the military. At the age of just 16, he joined the Coldstream Guards as an ensign, rising through the ranks to become a captain with the 20th Regiment of Foot. In his political career, his titles included Lord Chamberlain, Privy Counsellor and Lord Privy Seal. He became a Knight of the Garter in 1768 and was elected to the Royal Society in 1786. In his personal life, he had eight children with his wife Lady Caroline Russell. Marlborough died and was buried at Blenheim Palace, Churchill’s birthplace, in 1817 at the age of 78.

Marlborough is connected to the former Prime Minister through his son George Spencer-Churchill, his grandson of the same name, his great-grandson John Spencer-Churchill and his great-great-grandson Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill.

Bewley Homes’ Sales and Marketing Director Elaine Stratford said: “When we create a new collection of homes, we love to take a look at the tapestry of the local area and commemorate its rich history. The Duke of Marlborough is the perfect inspiration for the name of our new development, reflecting the prestigious quality of these contemporary new properties.”

Marlborough Gardens is set to launch next year, with prices to be announced. Interested parties can register their interest in these homes at; they can also find out more about the purchasing initiatives on offer, including Help to Buy and Part Exchange.