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Selsdon Court (Selsdon Park) (Selsdon House) (Selsdon Mansion)

  • Earlier Houses: There were probably a number of earlier houses on, or near, the site of the current 19th century house. In the 16th century Henry VIII is believed to have stayed here (as the guest of Sir John Gresham) while he was secretly courting Anne Boleyn, whose family home, Hever Castle, was nearby.

    House & Family History: Since the early 20th century the house has served as a hotel. In the autumn of 2023 Birch Selsdon Hotel closed; the house and 198 acres were listed for sale in December 2023.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits within approximately 200 acres of parkland.

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Sir John Gresham, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: George Smith, until 1836. Allan Doble Sanderson, 1924.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unoccupied

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No