House & Family History: Probably originally surrounded by a moat, Yaldham Manor dates to at least the early 15th century, and may be older. In 1837 the Estate was inherited by The Rev. Edmund Boscawen Evelyn, who altered the House and added the East Wing. In 1890 Yaldham was sold to Major-General Walter Tuckfield Goldsworthy, MP for Hammersmith, who erected the Carriage Shed and Stables. During World War II Yaldham housed evacuee children from London. Their experiences at the House during the war were documented by John Lade in his book "About Yaldham." John Lade's son, Edward, put the Estate on the market in 2006 with an asking price of £4.5 million.
Garden & Outbuildings: The Rev. Boscawen Evelyn planted the famous yew topiary, which, rising to a height of 20 feet, is said to be the tallest in the South East of England. Major-General Tuckfield Goldsworthy added the Carriage Shed and Stables in the late 19th century.
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Peckham family, 1327-1713. The Rev. Edmund Boscawen Evelyn, 19th century. Major-General Walter Tuckfield Goldsworthy, MP, late 19th century. Herbert William Corry, early 20th century. Edward Lade, 20th century; Lade family here 1951-2006.
Current Ownership Type: Unknown
Primary Current Ownership Use: Unknown
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No