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|Location||Downton, Yorkshire, England|
|Use|| Residential house|
Convalescent home during the Great War
|Owner|| Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (before 1912)|
|Inhabitants|| Violet Crawley (1860 - 1904/05)|
Robert Crawley's Father (? - before 1912)
Current Residents Edit
Downton Abbey is the home of Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham and his wife Cora, the Countess of Grantham, their two elder daughters, Lady Mary and Lady Edith, and their two younger grandchildren, George Crawley and Marigold Gregson. The servants who work for the Crawley family also live at the estate.
Mary's husband Matthew Crawley lived there until his early death, as did Robert and Cora's youngest daughter, Lady Sybil. Her husband, Tom Branson, and their daughter Sybbie lived at Downton for the first four years of her life until they moved to Boston in 1925. Lady Rose MacClare lived there for a time too until she married Atticus Aldridge.
In the 1920s, Robert Crawley lost most of the family wealth on a investment which sadly went wrong, meaning that he and his family could have had to leave Downton Abbey. However, Robert's heir and son-in-law Matthew Crawley received a large fortune, which he chose to invest in the estate, allowing the Crawley family to stay at Downton Abbey. When this happened, Robert and Matthew became joined co-owners and masters of the estate, but Matthew had concerns that the estate had been mismanaged for a while and was not making money. Matthew and Tom Branson, the new estate manager, both had ideas to revitalise the estate and were eventually backed by Robert.
Known rooms and locations Edit
For more information, see Rooms
Downton Abbey is a very large and grand house with numerous rooms. Some of those that have appeared on screen are as follows:
Main house Edit
- Entrance Hall
- Great Hall - with grand staircase
- Dining room
- Boudoir/Painted Room/Music Room
- Drawing Room
- Smoking Room
- Cora's Drawing Room
- Morning Room
- Lady Mary's Bedroom
- Lady Edith's Bedroom
- Lord and Lady Grantham's Bedroom
- Lady Grantham's Bathroom
- Rose Aldridge's Bedroom
- Servants quarters - sparsely furnished attic bedrooms with men's and women's bedrooms separate
- Anna and Gwen's Bedroom
- Jimmy's Bedroom
- Servants' dinning hall
- Butler's pantry
- Housekeepers' sitting room
Outdoors and estate Edit
Behind the scenes Edit
- Highclere Castle in Hampshire is used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey as well as for some of the interior filming, with the servants' living areas constructed and filmed at Ealing Studios.
See also Edit