DiCamillo Companion

Beckenham Place

  • House & Family History: The portico and other materials from Wricklemarsh Hall, which was demolished by John Cator, were reused by Cator when he built Beckenham Place. John Cator (1728-1806) was a wealthy timber merchant and landowner who was responsible for the layout of much of the areas around Blackheath. Beckenham Place was much admired by Samuel Johnson.

  • Architect: Robert Taylor

    Date: 1773
    Designed: House for John Cator
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 110, 1855.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 568
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Dark Shadows" (2012).
  • Past Seat / Home of: John Cator, 1773-1806.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Today used for weddings, parties, and conferences.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 07782-119-267

    Fax: 08712-519-022

    Email: info@beckenhamplace.co.uk

    Website: http://www.beckenhamplace.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No