A 1778 engraving of the house from "The Copper Plate Magazine"
The House from a circa 1880 wood-engraved print from "Old and New London"
Built / Designed For: Sir Adam Newton, secretary and tutor to Henry, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King James I.
Comments: Charlton is one of the finest surviving Jacobean manor houses in England.
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: Vol. I, p. 170, 1852.
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: 2.S. Vol. IV, 1828.
Country Life: XXV, 630, 666, 1909.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Adam Newton, early 17th century. Sir William Ducie, 17th century. Sir Thomas Wilson, 18th century. Spencer Percival, early 19th century. Maryon-Wilson family, early 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Preservation Organization
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction
Ownership Details: Owned by Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust