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Nonsuch Mansion

Nonsuch Mansion
The Mansion House, Nonsuch Park
Nonsuch Mansion is located in Greater London
Nonsuch Mansion
Location within Greater London
General information
Location Cheam, Sutton
Town or city Greater London
Country England
Coordinates
Construction started 1731
Completed 1743
Client Joseph Thompson

Nonsuch Mansion is a historic house located within Nonsuch Park on the border of Greater London and north Surrey, England. It is on the boundaries of the borough of Epsom and Ewell and the London Borough of Sutton. It is Grade II* listed.[1]

History

In medieval times it was part of the three thousand acre manor of Cuddington. The mansion was built in between 1731 and 1743 by Joseph Thompson and later bought by Samuel Farmer in 1799. He employed Jeffry Wyatville to rebuild it in a Tudor Gothic style in 1802 to 1806.[2][3] Farmer was succeeded by his grandson in 1838 under whom the gardens became famous. Nonsuch Mansion bears a resemblance in its design to the original design of Nonsuch Palace, whose construction was begun by King Henry VIII in the 16th Century. Built within the north porch of the mansion is a block from the original Nonsuch Palace that bears an inscription which means "1543 Henry VIII in the 35th year of His reign."

In 1937 the Farmer family sold the mansion to a group of local authorities.

Markings on the building

Built within the north porch of the mansion is a block from the original Nonsuch Palace that bears an inscription which means "1543 Henry VIII in the 35th year of His reign."[2]

I S 4 3
HENRICV OC
TAVS*3 S

The Farmer family's crests are noticeable throughout the mansion, bearing a motto 'Hora e sempre' – now and forever.[2]

References

  1. ^ British Listed Buildings, Nonsuch Park House, Ewell
  2. ^ a b c British Listed Buildings
  3. ^ London Borough of Sutton article

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External links

  • Nonsuch Mansion website
  • British Listed Buildings, Nonsuch Park House, Ewell
  • Images of the internal structure during an event

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