History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
In the Civil War the Greshams supported the King, and the house was seized by Parliament. Luckily, it was later returned, and Charles II made Marmaduke Gresham a baronet in thanks for his family's support. The family fortunes sank in the early 18th century, partly due to the excesses of another Marmaduke Gresham, who died in debt.
His son John married a rich heiress and used the money to help rebuild Titsey. Sir John tore down much of the old manor house and created a symmetrical Georgian house of red brick. This neat little 18th-century house is the core of the current Titsey Place.
The house then passed to the Leveson Gower family by marriage. When the last of the Leveson Gowers died in 1992 the house passed to a charitable trust, who restored the house and opened it to visitors, along with the garden, and recreation of the original kitchen garden.
Beyond the house is a hillside beech plantation stretching to over 200 acres. Near the house is the Gothic Revival church of St James, which contains family monuments.
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About Titsey Place
Address: Titsey, Oxted, Surrey, England, RH8 0SD
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: Off the A25. Use RH8 OSA for satnavs. This will take you to the Pitchfront Lodge estate entrance.
Website: Titsey Place
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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