Blenheim Palace England

This beautiful Baroque palace with extensive landscaped gardens is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249996
NHLE ID
1052912
Names
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace Listed
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Timeline

13 Aug 1704
John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, leads Allied forces to victory over the French at Blindheim, a.k.a. Blenheim, during the Wars of the Spanish Succession. Marlborough personally receives the surrender of the French leader, Marshall Talland. I
1705
Construction begins at Blenheim Palace
1712
Work on Blenheim Palace comes to a temporary halt due to personal and political conflicts and a lack of funds.
1764
Capability Brown designs the famous English gardens at Blenheim Palace.
15 Apr 1874
Birth of Winston Churchill
27 Aug 1957
Blenheim Palace designated a Grade I listed building
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Listed Building Data

Blenheim Palace is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1052912
Grade
I
Name
BLENHEIM PALACE
Location
BLENHEIM PALACE
Grid Reference
SP 44085 16102