- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- Parkland / open spaces
- Pet friendly
Charlton House illustrates a little-represented phase in the evolution of the English country house. The original oak staircase remains alongside beautiful fireplaces and plasterwork ceilings.
With a range of rooms, halls, and gardens there is a diversity to the House which will delight visitors as well as provide unique spaces for commercial and filming hire.
Charlton House was built between 1607 and 1612 for Sir Adam Newton, tutor to Henry, Prince of Wales – the eldest son of King James I.
The varying ownership of the House over the years paints an interesting story reflected in the building itself and within the local area. Notable owners include Spencer Percival, the only Prime Minister to be assassinated. In 1918, the Maryon-Wilson Family gave the Red Cross free use of the House for an Auxiliary Hospital. Charlton House is one of the finest surviving Jacobean manor houses in England.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
House: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Tea Room: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Closed on Bank Holidays. Special Closures will be listed on our website.
This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.
Sessions on local history and Charlton House. Suitable for KS2.
Sessions last 90 minutes and cost £60.
On arrival, your class will be split into two groups and will alternate between the following activities:
Explore one of the best surviving examples of Jacobean architecture in the country. Learn about the 400-year history of Charlton House and those who were able to call it home.
Map Skills Activity
Examine historic and modern maps of Charlton, discovering how the area has changed over time as well as using invaluable practical skills using keys and grid references and giving and following directions.
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