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DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF OUR EXCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUE

Holding your special day at Addington Palace will guarantee you a unique wedding venue that is steeped in history. Here is our history dating back to 1544.

1544

Henry VIII sold Addington Park Estate and manor house to Sir Nicholas Leigh, the original Medieval Manor House in Addington Village became the Leigh family residence for 200 years

1740

The Estate and manor House of Leigh family become the subject of a 40 year legal battle for ownership

1770

Barlow Trecothick, Alderman of London and Lord Mayor in 1770-71, purchases house and land. Trecothick employs Robert Mylne to design and build a grand Palladian mansion

1775

Barlow Trecothick dies

1778

Palladian Mansion completed by Trecothick’s nephew James Trecothick

1780-82

James Trecothick employs Capability Brown for extensive landscape works

1800

Brick kitchen built by James Trecothick possibly on the site of the present Dance Studio

1803

House abandoned by James and bought by Thomas Cole, who died in 1805

1807

Act of Parliament passed allowing purchase and upgrading of the house for the Archbishops of Canterbury as a country residence. The former archbishop’s palace was sold to raise the money and 5 of the former archbishop’s are buried in St’ Mary’s churchyard

1828-33

Undocumented additions by Henry Harrison

1900-03

Richard Norman Shaw and William Gilmour Wilson employed as architects, extra floor added by Wilson and remodelled interior by Norman Shaw

1913

Substantial part of estate sold to Addington Golf Club

1914

Vacant house was used by the Red Cross

1928

Addiscombe Garden Estates purchases the remaining estate, formed Addington Palace Golf Club and used the main building as a hotel

1930

South Eastern area of estate sold to Local authorities who turned it into a public park

1951

Local authorities purchase remaining estate and lease to Addington Palace Golf Club

1953

Local authorities Lease main building to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)

1996

Private company took it over for development as a wedding, conference and banqueting venue, health farm and country club

2002

Banquet for HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations

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