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Beckenham Mansion - Lewisham

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Beckenham Mansion - Lewisham
Beckenham Mansion - Lewisham

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.

EVENT INCLUDES

⚫ 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.

PARKING

Limited parking may be available in Beckenham Place Park’s car park.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

Tickets

  • Full Amount

    £45.00
    Sale ended

Total

£0.00

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