DiCamillo Companion

Sanderstead Court

  • Earlier Houses: There was probably an earlier house near the ruins of the current house.

    House & Family History: Local legend says that, circa 1561, Elizabeth I spent a night at the house as the guest of Nicholas Wood-Atwood. During World War II Sanderstead Court was requisitioned by the Royal Air Force; it was during this time that the house burned, leaving only the exterior walls standing.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Flats have been built on the former estate parkland; one of these developments is called Sanderstead Court.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 265, 1852.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. IV, 1821.

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Peter Atte Wood (Atte Wode), 14th century; John Atwood (Atwodde), 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Nicholas Wood-Atwood, 16th century; Harman Atwood Jr., 17th century; Atwood family here until 1759. Wigsell family.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No