A Rich History
With origins predating the Domesday Book and an exceptionally rich architectural heritage, Albury Park rightly deserves its Grade II* Listing.
Various different owners, from Earls to parliamentarians and bankers have left their mark on the estate and have contributed to distinctive appearance and stunning surroundings that remain today.
Sir John Soane, architect for the Bank of England made several improvements to Albury Park including the striking and prominent cantilevered staircase, which imparts an awe-inspiring sense of arrival to three of the new apartments.
Augustus Pugin, designer of the Houses of Parliament, also left his mark by giving Albury Park its unmistakable Gothic Tudor appearance and crowning glory: 63 individual candlestick chimneys. In more recent history, Algernon Percy, 6th Duke of Northumberland, became the new owner of Albury Park and ownership of much of the estate has been retained by the Northumberlands.
Albury Park played host to the Coronation Banquet of King George III and from eminent earls to eccentric parliamentarians, the Mansion’s former owners have left their imprint on the estate contributing to Albury Park’s distinctive appearance and stunning surroundings that remain today.