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Nonsuch Park (Nonesuch Park House)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier 18th century house on the site, elements of which were incorporated into the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Samuel Farmer

    House & Family History: Nonsuch Park is not related to the more famous Nonsuch Palace of Henry VIII, though it is sited to the northeast of the king's palace and is the last surviving part of the Little Park of Nonsuch, a deer hunting park established by Henry VIII that surrounded Nonsuch Palace. Nonsuch Park is a two-story asymmetrical house in the Picturesque Tudor Gothic style that features a three-story central tower and a kitchen wing that was part of the earlier 18th century house.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits in a 600-acre estate.

  • Architect: Jeffry Wyatville (Wyattville) (Wyatt)

    Date: 1802-06
    Designed: Tudor style House for Samuel Farmer

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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: Vol. I, p. 214, 1852. Vol. II, p. 252, 1853.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 1130
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Buildings of England: Surrey, The
    Author: Nairn, Ian; Pevsner; Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (Reviser)
    Year Published: 1971
    Reference: pg. 387
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 140710213
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Who Do You Think You Are?" (2009 - BBC TV documentary, episode 6.5, "Kevin Whately"). "From Time to Time" (2009 - as the kitchen and Regency dining room of Green Knowe).
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Thomson-Whately family, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Samuel Farmer, early 19th century; Farmer family here from 1800 until 1936.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Since 1936 owned by Surrey County Council; today a museum, education center, and catering facility.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Website: https://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No