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BELMONT HOUSE
11/06/2019

Cost:  (inc. tea/coffee & biscuits):  £33.50 + lunch 

Belmont is a beautiful 18th century house with stunning views of the Kentish North Downs.

It is an unspoilt work by Samuel Wyatt in the neo-classical style with some unusual building materials.  It has an unrivalled collection of magnificent clocks.

The house was purchased in 1801 for £8,960 by General George Harris from the prize money he received from defeating the Tipu Sahib and he set about creating a “gentleman’s residence” to house much of the memorabilia of his time in India and to provide a home for his 10 children.  The kitchen garden and the formal gardens are stunning.

We will leave Mitcham at 8am, Wimbledon at 8.30am and Raynes Park at 8.40am.  Please be at the departure point 10 minutes before.

We will then drive straight to Belmont House where we will have tea or coffee and biscuits before having a guided tour of the house.  We will than have lunch in the orangery after which there will be time to explore the gardens before setting off for the return journey.

If anyone wants to bring a packed lunch it can be eaten in the gardens or the orangery.  There is also a tea/coffee kiosk in the courtyard.