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Betchworth Castle (Betchworth Park) (Beechworth Castle)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Thomas Browne

    House Replaced By: In the 19th century a new, larger house was built on a different site on the estate.

  • Architect: John Soane

    Date: 1799
    Designed: Alterations to House and new Stables and Dairy for Henry Peters

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. IV, 1821.

  • Title: Country Houses of Shropshire, The
    Author: Williams, Gareth
    Year Published: 2021
    Reference: pg. 53
    Publisher: Suffolk: The Boydell Press
    ISBN: 9781783275397
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Thomas Browne, 15th century; Sir Adam Browne, 2nd Bt., until 1690. William Fenwicke, late 17th century. Abraham Tucker, until 1774. Henry Peters, 1798-1827. David Barclay, 1820s. Henry Thomas Hope, 1834-62. Major General Edward Henry Goulburn, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Sold in 2008 by Mole Valley District Council for £1 to building historian Martin Higgins, who is preserving the site with grant funding.

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access

    Historic Houses Member: No