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Robert: "You see a million bricks that may crumble, a thousand gutters and pipes that may block and leak, and stone that will crack in the frost"
Matthew: "But you don't."
Robert: "I see my life's work."
Robert and Matthew Crawley talk about Downton Abbey.[src]

Downton Abbey is an estate located in the outskirts of Downton in Yorkshire, England, UK, and is the home of the aristocratic and wealthy Crawley family.

Residents Edit

Current ResidentsEdit

The current residents of Downton Abbey are Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, his wife Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, their eldest daughter Mary Talbot, her husband Henry Talbot, Mary's son George Crawley, Robert and Cora's son-in-law Tom Branson, and Tom's daughter Sybbie Branson. Among the family's servants, only four currently live in the house itself; Beryl Patmore, Thomas Barrow, Andrew Parker, and Phyllis Baxter.

Former ResidentsEdit

Among the former residents of Downton Abbey, they include, but are not limited to: Matthew Crawley, Mary's first husband, Sybil Branson, the youngest daughter of Robert and Cora and Tom's husband, Edith Pelham, the middle daughter of Robert and Cora, Marigold, Edith's illegitimate daughter, Rose Aldridge, Robert and Cora's first-cousin once-removed, and Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Robert's mother, Lady Rosamund Painswick, Robert's sister.

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

Outdoors and estate Edit

Media Edit

Images Edit

  • An alternative view of the exterior.
  • The main entrance as the family and staff greet a guest.
  • The main entrance in more detail.
  • The hall, showing the gallery and staircase.
  • The library.
  • The library.
  • The library.
  • The dining room set for breakfast.
  • The dining room after an evening meal.
  • The drawing room as the servants clean in the morning.
  • The drawing room showing a different angle.
  • Another angle of the drawing room.
  • Cora and Robert's bedroom
  • Mary's bedroom.
  • A guest bedroom.
  • A shared bedroom in the servants quarters - women's side.
  • A dark and cramped corridor in the servants quarters.
  • Butler's pantry
  • Housekeepers sitting room.
  • The kitchen, showing the large table and ovens.
  • The servants dining hall, showing the bells on the wall used by the family to summon the servants.
  • The rear entrance to the house or tradesmen's entrance.
  • The yard, that leads off the tradesmen's entrance.

Videos Edit

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Highclere Castle in Hampshire (west of London) 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

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