DiCamillo Companion
England

Valentines Mansion (Valentine’s) (Valentines Park)

  • House & Family History: For much of the 20th century the house was used as offices by Redbridge Council.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The water garden and the cascade (probably designed for Robert Surnam) sit within a park of 130 acres. An 18th century folly on the estate, Cranbrook Castle (see "Images" section), was used by the British Admiralty during World War I as an early observation station for air raids on London. In the 1920s the vandalized folly was demolished and the land around it developed for housing.

  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Reference: pg. 77
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: Elizabeth Tillotson, late 17th-early 18th centuries. Robert Surnam, 1724-54. Sir Charles Raymond, 1754-88. Sarah Ingleby, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Since 1912 owned by Redbridge Council; the house are grounds are open to the public.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02087-088-100

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://valentinesmansion.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No

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