Fri, 12 Aug|
Beckenham Mansion - Lewisham
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Time & Location
12 Aug 2022, 19:00 – 13 Aug 2022, 00:00
Beckenham, The Mansion, Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY, UK
About the event
Beckenham Place Mansion was built 1760-2, since then it has had a multitude of uses including a boys’ school and sanitorium as well as being home for twenty years to the Mander and Mitchensen theatre collection. Today it is owned by the London Borough of Lewisham.
HISTORY OF BECKENHAM MASION
The Mansion is a Grade II* Georgian building, meaning it is of architectural and historical significance.
The stable block, now known as the Homesteads, suffered a fire in 2011 and has now been the subject of Heritage Lottery funding and has recently been restored. In the long term, we understand Lewisham Council hope to obtain significant funds to fully restore the Mansion as well.
The Mansion was built for John Cator, circa 1760 – 1762. John Cator (21 March 1728 – 26 February 1806) was an English timber merchant, landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1772 and 1793. He became a landowner with estates in Blackheath, Beckenham, Addington, Croydon and Waltham Forest.
John Cator created the park much as we know it between 1762 and maybe as late as 1793 in the land of the Manor of Foxgrove. In 1773 he also became Lord of the Manor of Beckenham, having purchased land from Frederick St. John, Lord Bollingbroke.
The Mansion is believed to have been known as ‘Stumps Hill’ at first, and was built as a gentleman’s seat in Beckenham, Kent. It was a grand family sized house intended as a pleasant retreat from the hubbub of London.
⚫ Complimentary tea and coffee.
⚫ Complimentary light snacks.
⚫ EXCLUSIVE ACCESS INCLUDING THE COAL TUNNELS AND ATTIC not open to the public
⚫ Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
⚫ Access to mediums and the chance to experience automatic writing.
Limited parking may be available in Beckenham Place Park’s car park.
Before booking onto this event please read our Terms and Conditions. We cannot offer refunds and all ticket sales are non-transferable.
NO UNDER 18's AND ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.
This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily pregnant women.
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