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Eltham Palace (Eltham Court)

  • House & Family History: The medieval Great Hall (Grade I-listed) was home to Henry VIII when he was a child. Eltham was restored and added to in the Art Deco style in the 1930s by the Courtaulds; this part of the Palace, often called Eltham Court, is Grade II*-listed.

  • Architect: Seely & Paget

    Date: 1933-35
    Designed: Extension to Palace in English Renaissance style for Courtaulds

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  • Country Life: LXXXI, 534, 568 plan, 594 plan, 1937. CXXXVII, 1342, 1965. CLXI, 1412, 1977.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Henry VIII" (1997 - documentary series). "High Heels and Low Lifes" (2001). "The Gathering Storm" (2002 - BBC TV movie, as Art Deco dining room in dinner scene with German guest). "I Capture the Castle" (2003). "Bright Young Things" (2003 - as the restaurant where Lord Balcairn [James McAvoy] and Adam Fenwick-Symes [Stephen Campbell Moore] have dinner). "Miss Marple: 4:50 From Paddington" [aka "Marple: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw"] (2004 - TV series, as Noel Coward's home). "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (2004 - TV series, episode 11.3, "Death on the Nile," as Wode Hall). "Revolver" (2005). "Britain's Best" (2007 - TV documentary, episode 4, "Historic Houses"). "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (2010 - TV, Series XI, in the episode "Three Act Tragedy"). "The Crown" (2016 - TV series, as the location of the fashion show in the episode "Pride & Joy").
  • Past Seat of: King Henry VIII (as Prince Henry), 16th century. Courtauld family, 1930s.

    Current Ownership Type: English Heritage

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02082-942-548

    Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

    Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

    Awards: Voted number 6 in the Top 10 Regal Wedding Venues in the UK in 2011 by "The Times."

    Historic Houses Member: No