Loseley Park

Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey

Built by Sir Christopher More (1483-1549), M.P., Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in the reign of King Henry VII. It has remained in the same family for 500 years, lived in and operated by the More-Molyneux family today. Over the years, it was also leased out to several prominent persons, including: Sir John Rose, the Canadian Minister of Finance, lived here from 1872 to 1883; 'Queen' Palmer who lived here during the early 1890s after moving from Ightham Mote; and, later William du Pont (1855-1928) and his second wife lived here after being ostracised from Delaware society for their marriage and before returning to their summer home, Montpelier. Today, Loseley is a house museum and popular wedding and events venue with spectacular gardens.

This house is best associated with...

Sir John Rose

Sir John Rose, 1st Bt., M.P., P.C., of "Rosemount" Montreal; Minister of Finance


Charlotte (Temple) Rose

Charlotte (Temple) Mrs Sweeney, Lady Rose of Montreal


Mary (Mellen) Palmer

"Queen Palmer" Mary Lincoln (Mellen) Palmer of Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs


William du Pont

William du Pont, of Bellevue, Delaware & Montpelier, Virginia


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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 26/10/2018 and last updated on 03/03/2023.
Image Courtesy of JoJo77, Flickr


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