The Easton Estate, in one form or another, has been owned and run by the Cholmeley family since 1561. Since the First World War the Estate has seen great changes, not least due to the fact that the war claimed the lives of many of the Cholmeley family, and its role in the community has changed. For example, the houses no longer provide accommodation solely for Estate employees and their families, and many are let on the Open Market.
During the Second World War, the army requisitioned Easton Hall and when peace came in 1945 the house was a shadow of its former self, with six years of abuse and neglect making it uninhabitable. The Hall was pulled down in 1951, leaving only the Gatehouse and the stables standing. The site is now open to the public as Easton Walled Gardens.
The Estate has now survived the uncertain economic climate of the late 20th Century and now offers several services and opportunities locally - from logs to Christmas Trees, and film location to cottage letting.
The Estate is managed from the Estate Office in Burton-le-Coggles, which can be contacted via the Contact Us page.
Other businesses or organisations with links to the Estate can be found on the Links page.