An 1821 engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
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.
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
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
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.