Woodland Pytchley Foxhounds

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Contact Details

Primary Contact M M Ferguson
Prefered Contact Tel: 01780 470255 or 07747 567910 Email: wphsec@yahoo.co.uk
Website TBC

Hunt Details

Hunt Type: Foxhounds
Hound Breed: TBC
Hunt Quarry: TBC
Areas: Northants
Kennel Address: The Kennels, Brigstock, Kettering, Northants NN14 9UX Tel: 01536 373202 Mob: 07900 185696
Counties: Northants
Primary Country: England
Secondary Country: TBC



Former Master(s)

Name:Mrs Victoria M Ferguson
Start Year:2012
End Year:N/A
Name:G L Watson, 1874-78 Lord Spencer, 1878-80 Capt Pennell Elmhirst, 1880-81 Lord Lonsdale, 1881-85 Austin Mackenzie, 1885-99 Lord Southampton, 1899-1901 Walter de P Cazenove, 1901-03 W M Wroughton, 1903-08 C Mills, 1908-09 E A V Stanley, 1909-13 Major H A B Wallis-Wright, 1913-20 G F Lucas, 1926-30 Capt G E Belville, 1920-32 Victor Emanuel, 1932-33 R W Kaye, 1933-35 Capt J A Hornsby, 1933-35 H Gordon Pain, 1934-35 Sir Julian Cahn, Bart, 1935-37 The Misses V and M Wilson, 1937-45 A Committee, 1945-46 Sqn Ldr P E Barnes, 1950-52 C J Busby, 1952-55 Capt A F Goddard Jackson, 1952-58 Mrs A M Long, 1946-50 and 1955-58 Major M F Berry, 1946-50 and 1955-68 J Burgess, 1959-68 A R L Escombe, 1968-70 Capt C R C Thursfield, 1970-73 Mrs R D Seed (Acting), 1973-78 W R G Lunn, 1978-80 Major E F Comerford, 1970-84 (Acting 1973-78) T R Vaughan, 1980-86 S G Hobbs, 2006-2012 Andrew R Wheeler, 2006-2014 Paddy J Sumner, 2008-2014 The Baron von Pfetten, 2014-2016
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A



Former Huntsmen

Name:Christopher George Whittaker
Start Year:2007
End Year:2019
Notes:Most usually called George Whittaker

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Other Roles

Role:No Additonal Roles

Other Previous Roles

Name:Mark M Ferguson
Start Year:2005
End Year:2019
Name:Edward J Arthey
Start Year:2013
End Year:2019
Role:Hunt Supporters Club Secretary
Name:Mrs M Nixon
Start Year:N/A
End Year:2019
Name:Miss Kate Pegrum
Start Year:2007
End Year:2019

Other Information

Affiliations: MFHA
Subscription: TBC
Meet: Tuesday and Saturday at 11.00 am.
Season: Season
Uniform: TBC
Other Notes: TBC

History of the Hunt

Start Year: 1874
End Year: 2019
History: The Woodland Pytchley was originally part of the Pytchley country, and until about 1874 was hunted by the same pack. The Pytchley Hunt owned the Brigstock Kennels, had a limited control over the Hunt, and retained the right to grant privilege of wearing the White Collar until 1947, when they handed over the kennels, relinquished all their rights and gave up the country to the Woodland Pytchley Hunt. Since 1874 a separate pack has been kept at Brigstock; this pack until 1881 belonged to the Pytchley Hunt. Lord Lonsdale bought the then Blankney pack and established it at Brigstock during his Mastership. In 1885, when he took office, Austin Mackenzie brought his own hounds with him from the OBH (West) country. In 1899 he sold his hounds for 5000 guineas, for 3000 W M Wroughton purchased the bitch pack with which Lord Southampton began to hunt the country in 1899-1900. Mr Wroughtons hounds were sold in June 1908. For some time the country was hunted by Black and Tans but Capt Bellville re-established an orthodox pack which Mr Emanuel purchased and presented to the country. The Hunt is much indebted to the Misses Wilson for seeing hounds through the war years, and subsequently to Major M F Berry for his lengthy period of Mastership and later as Chairman.

Hunt Country

Hunt Country: The country, which lies in Northants, extends some 20 miles in greatest length north to south and about 18 in greatest breadth east to west. It is a flying country, and requires the best stamp of hunter. A great part of the old pasture was ploughed up in the War, and the country is now a mixture of pasture, a number of large woodlands and a proportion of set-aside. Many inviting fences have been built. Best centres: Kettering, on the Pytchley borders; Market Harborough, commanding meets of the Fernie and Pytchley; Oundle and Thrapston on the Fitzwilliam border. Adjoining Hunts: the Cottesmore and the Fernie to the north; the Pytchley to the west; the Pytchley and Oakley to the south; and the Fitzwilliam to the east.


Last Updated: 2019-07-10 17:48:38
Reason for update: Merged with the Pytchley to become the Pytchley with Woodland 2019. details for the merged hunt can be found by looking for Pytchley with Woodland.
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