The lake, originally a mill pond, and trees planted by Smee remain today. The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information. There is evidence of early settlement in Beddington in the late Bronze Age, a Saxon cemetery has been found here, and the hamlet is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The north part of the public park was possibly the site of a Roman villa and bath house, and a Roman stone coffin was discovered in Carew Manor House was built in the Tudor period for the influential Carew family. The Carew estate once occupied most of the land between Mitcham Common q. Laid out in the C16th, Sir Francis Carew's gardens at Beddington were famous into the C17th, and included waterworks and an orangery, said to be the first in England. Although the gardens have now gone there are some remnants including C17th and C18th portions of a long orangery wall with blank arcading divided into pairs by pilasters on the north face.
In the grounds an old water mill and its mill pond have been retained as a water feature, and a dovecote dating from the early C18th also survives. The western section of the area by Riverside Walk q.
From the s the estate lands began to be sold off for housing development, and acquisitions of land for the public park took place between and Today the park has areas of bedding plants and meadowland. It lost a number of trees during the storms of and and some replanting has been undertaken. Tours run on Sundays only, a couple of times a year. Ring for details. The buildings and grounds of Carew Manor are steeped in Tudor history and I look forward to visiting one day.
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I am a former pupil of the wonderful building that is Carew Manor School. I have always been very fasinated by the building itself and the history of it.
I enjoyed my time there very much and even to this day, I still sometimes think about my time there and miss it. The teachers there were great. I would certanly recommend it to any parent. I am also a former pupil of Carew manor school my time there was — where I transfered to another special needs school in Berkshire not as good as Carew manor school though.
When was you a pupil there from Steven. I live in Wallington only up the road from Beddington Park and Carew manor. What a fascinating building. If so I think his fate was sealed when he beat Henry V Most of the so called aristocracy then and still today are related in some way to the monarch in this country. I find it interesting that many articles about the history of Carew Manor fail to mention that in the period from approximately , and possibly a bit wider than that, the North as I recall wing of the Manor was used as overflow accommodation for pupils of what was then Wallington County Grammar School for Boys.
For my first two years at that school, our form rooms were at Carew Manor and we had daily assembly in the amazing Great Hall , but often between lessons we would have to dash through Beddington Park or along Croydon Road to the main school building. Looking back, I am astonished that most of our teachers, including the history master, took absolutely no interest in the history of the building! The glowing exception was our English teacher, Mr. I also participated as a volunteer on an excavation approx. My aunt, Dorothy Duffner nee Powell, was an inmate of the orphanage at Carew Manor after the death in the early s of my grandfather, the breadwinner.
She recalled scrubbing the whole of the floor of the great hall, with another little girl, on their knees. During the summer term we used the swimming pool which was sited at the lefthand side at the back of Carew Manor. It was once open to the public so I am told, but in my time just schools had the use of it, and it was always freezing cold. Often you would be swimming along and meet with a Frog having a dip and a change from the River Wandle near bye. This was possible because one side was open to grass for Sunbathers and the Wandle was there.
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The name of this parish has experienced little variation; in Doomsday, it is written Beddintone. Bedding, in the Saxon, signifies a bed or lodging: The Roman road to StaneStreet and Sussex, passed through the parish. The village of Beddington lies near two miles to the westward of Croydon, at the distance of about eleven miles from Westminsterbridge. The parish is bounded on the east by Croydon, on the north by Mitcham, on the south by Coulsdon and Woodmanstern, and on the west by Carshalton. It contains about acres, of which not more than a fifteenth part is pasture, the remainder being arable; the soil in general is sandy.
In Doomsday, the whole parish is said to contain twenty-three plough lands; it pays the sum of l. At the time of the Conqueror's Survey, there were two manors in Beddington, exclusive of Wallington; one of which, in the reign of the Confessor, was held of the king by Azor, and the other by Ulf: The records relating to Azor's manor, sometimes called HomeBeddington, are very complete and satisfactory. The Watevils, who held it of Ric. The property of the manor is to be traced regularly through the families of de Es or de Eys fn.
Richard Willoughby left a daughter and heir, Lucy, who was married fn. In the twenty-fifth year of that king's reign, she was living with her first husband. Of the early proprietors of Huscarl's manor, I find little that is satisfactory. Milo Crespin held it of the Conqueror. In , it was the property of John de Syndlesham fn. This Nicholas was keeper of the privy-seal fn. He died in , 14 Ric. In he made his will fn.
Mary, at Beddington, between the grave of his brother John, and the south door of the church. To the rector of the church, he leaves 40s. Thomas's hospital, Southwark, ten marks. He wills, that there should be found four fit chaplains, one of whom for ever, and the other for five years, should pray for his soul, and all christian souls in the church of Beddington.
Beddington Park and The Grange, including Carew Manor
To Margaret Turbevyle, his daughter, he bequeaths one hundred marks; to his daughter Lucie, prioress of Roosparre, 10 l. He wills, that thirteen torches and five wax tapers, each weighing six pounds at the most, be provided for his funeral; and that they be afterwards distributed at the discretion of his executors; that thirteen poor men be clothed at his funeral, and appointed to bear the torches. The residue of his fortune he bequeaths between his son Nicholas de Carru, and Nicholas de Mockyng. Dated at his manor of Beddington, Oct. This will was proved at Croydon, Sept.
Of him, Sir Francis Carew, who had procured the reversal of his father's attainder fn. Sir Nicholas Hacket Carew, Bart. On the failure of issue male, from the dean of York, the estate was entailed upon the eldest son of Richard Gee, Esq. The annexed pedigree of the Carew family, which has been settled at Beddington for twelve generations, will explain the succession more distinctly.
The manor of Bandon fn.
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The manor of Forester, or Foresters, took its name likewise from its owner. Reginald Forester had a licence for an oratory fn. The manor is supposed to have been of very small extent, and appears to have been alienated to the Carews at an early period. Frere's manor in this parish belonged to the hospital of St. Thomas, in Southwark, and was granted to Nicholas de Careu temp. I find one record relating to a manor, which by the date fn. The manor-house at Beddington is situated near the church; it is built of brick, and occupies three sides of a square: The great door of the hall has a curious ancient lock, very richly wrought; a shield with the arms of England, moving in a groove, conceals the key-hole.
In the hall is a portrait of a lady, which is falsely shown as queen Elizabeth; her arms are in the corner of the picture, viz.
A small room adjoining to the hall retains the ancient pannels with mantled carving; over the chimney is a small portrait of one of the Carews, surrounded by a pedigree. Another room has several portraits of the Hacket family; among which is a good picture of bishop Hacket, said to be done by Sir Peter Lely.
In a parlour, at the north end of the hall, are some other family portraits; the most remarkable of which, is that of Sir Nicholas Carew, who was beheaded in the reign of Henry the Eighth, painted on board; a good copy of it, taken some years ago, when the original was in a more perfect state than it is at present, is in the possession of the earl of Orford, at Strawberry-hill, from which the engraving here given was taken. Sir Nicholas Carew, at an early age, was introduced to the court of Henry the Eighth, where he soon became a favourite, and was made one of the gentlemen of the privy chamber.
Having been employed upon some public business in France, he became, as many other young men have been, so enamoured of French fashions and amusements, that, when he returned to his own country, he was continually making invidious comparisons to the disadvantage of the English court fn. His majesty, who was too much of a Briton not to be disgusted at this behaviour, removed him from his person, and sentenced him to an honourable banishment, appointing him governor of Ruysbank, in Picardy; to which government he was forthwith commanded to repair, much against his inclination.
This little offence, however, was soon past over, and we find him again employed by the king, and for several years fn.