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The Jenkinson Family

The Eastwood Park Estate is associated with the Jenkinson family of Bristol. A family that has all had distinguished careers, with many of the early members becoming great travellers and seafarers. They are responsible for the Victorian country house present today with many original features

Anthony Jenkinson a companion of the explorer Sebastian
Cabot - was also a traveller and attempted the first land
crossing from Moscow to China in the late 1500s

Sir Charles Jenkinson - Seventh Baronet, First Baron of Hawkesbury and the First Earl of Liverpool, bought the
Estate in the 18th century. His son, the Second Earl, was
Prime Minister of England from 1812 to 1827. The peerage ceased on the death of the Third Earl in 1851, when his
cousin Sir Charles Jenkinson became Baron

Family motto

The Jenkinson family motto "Pareo non servio" (I obey, I do not serve) can be seen above the stained glass window on the main staircase of the country house, along with the Jenkinson family's coat of arms.

The Estate has changed hands over the years and its new
owners have adapted the main Victorian country house
and adjacent buildings each time

Turret clock

The clock is installed in what was the old stables building, now offices.  The clock was made by J. W. Benson, of Ludgate Hill, London, clockmaker to Queen Victoria and HRH Prince of Wales.  Mears & Steinback cast the bell in 1871.  The clock needs to be manually wound once a week

Estate history


Sir George Samuel Jenkinson succeeded to the family estate and was responsible for building
the house we know 
today. Architect Samuel
Whifield Daukes designed the house in 1868


The Trustees of the family sold the Estate to
Mr Charles Tucker, a farmer from Frome


The estate passed to Mr Harry Collett Bolt,
a gentleman of Twickenham


The Commissioners of His Majesty’s Works and Public
Buildings purchased 200 acres of the estate including
the mansion house


The Home Office opened the Civilian Anti Gas School and a
year later the annexe was built. The name of the school was
then changed to The Ministry of Home Security Air Raid
Precautions School


The school was loaned to the South Western Police District
and became No7 District Police Training Centre


The Home Office resumed possession and courses on Civil
Defence were run


The Department of Health and Social Security acquired the
estate and established the Hospital Engineering Centre


On 16 February the first residential course
began for NHS engineering staff


The Centre was renamed the Hospital Estate
management and Engineering Centre


The Centre became part of the NHS Training


The Avon College of Health assumed management of
Eastwood Park as part of a consortium including the East
Gloucestershire College of Health. The Centre was
renamed Eastwood Park NHS Training & Conference Centre


Fujitsu Services, then known as International Computers Ltd
(ICL) bought Eastwood Park Training & Conference Centre
from the NHS


Ownership passed to Eastwood Park Ltd, following a
successful management buy out


Eastwood Park operates three separate businesses
including a conference centre, an internationally
renowned training centre; and specialist wedding
and special events business


Eastwood Park celebrates 40 years in business
TV programmes Casualty, Mistresses and
4 Weddings film on the estate
Eastwood Park achieves the matrix Standard quality award and Beacon status, recognising it as one of the top performing companies in the South West


New state of the art dental training facility opened
Great Western Air Ambulance team move to
Eastwood Park
Teen cult programme Skins films on the estate


New work-based learning team announced
Sita Trust move into estate offices
Refurbishment of facilities in main house


Improvements and further investment in the estate


Further new furnishings and fittings in the main house

Marking 10 years of continued growth following the MBO

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