About the mansion

Nonsuch mansion has some wonderful history – standing on the east side of Nonsuch Park close to the site of Henry VIII’s infamous Nonsuch Palace.

For many centuries, all that remained of the palace were ruins, memories and the name – Nonsuch. The unusual name derives from the old English language as Henry VIII describes there is no place to rival its beauty and magnificence.

This spirit was reborn under the reign of George III when a series of wealthy families built their mansion homes within the park, evolving it over time into the fabulous Grade II listed building that you see today.

The original building dates from the late seventeen hundreds, but the greater part, including the south front and the staterooms, were rebuilt for Samuel Farmer between 1802 and 1806. He commissioned visionary architect Jeffrey Wyatt to recreate a “modern echo” of Henry’s Palace – elegant state rooms, striking parapets and stunning gardens all graciously mirror their majestic predecessor. Wyatt’s distinctive Tudor Gothic style can also be seen at his masterpiece Windsor Castle.