Nonsuch Mansion

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Nonsuch Mansion is a house located within Nonsuch Park in north Surrey, England. It is on the boundaries of the borough of Epsom and Ewell and the London Borough of Sutton. It is Grade II listed.[1]

History[edit]

In medieval times it was part of the three thousand acre manor of Cuddington. The mansion was built in between 1731 and 1743 by Joseph Thompson and later bought by Samuel Farmer in 1799. He employed Jeffry Wyattville to rebuild it in a Tudor Gothic style in 1802 to 1806.[2] In 1937 the Farmer family sold the mansion to a group of local authorities.[3]

Markings on the building[edit]

Built within the north porch of the mansion is a block from the original Nonsuch Palace that bears an inscription which means "1543 Henry VIII in the 35th year of His reign."[2]

I S 4 3
HENRICV OC
TAVS*3 S

The Farmer's family crests are noticeable throughout the mansion, bearing a motto 'Hora e sempre' - now and forever.[2]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°21′29″N 0°13′43″W / 51.358171°N 0.228714°W / 51.358171; -0.228714

  1. ^ http://www.friendsofnonsuch.co.uk/nonsuch-mansion.html