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The Friends Of Nonsuch 

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The Friends of Nonsuch was formed in 1991 to fight for the preservation of the Nonsuch Park Estate as an open space accessible to all. Their successful campaign highlighted the need for conservation work on the Grade II* Listed Georgian Mansion House. Indeed the cost of renovations to the mansion house were a huge drain on council resources and one of the main reasons for the potential sale of the park and mansion house into private ownership. Since 1991 groups of volunteers have been restoring the Mansion and providing support to conservation projects within the mansion house.

The Friends also have groups researching the rich history of the site and are very much concerned with the conservation of the parklands and gardens of Nonsuch Park. They work closely with Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee who run the park on behalf of the London Borough of Sutton and Epsom & Ewell as well as the other inhabitants of the Mansion House and the users of the park to help ensure that the park and mansion house are protected and conserved.

Mansion House

The Friends opened the Service Wing Museum in 1993 which details the history of the site and also shows how a working service wing would have looked in the nineteenth century. In 2011 the group realised a long cherished ambition with the opening of the Nonsuch Palace Gallery which hosts a detailed model of Nonsuch Palace and an exhibition detailing the history of the palace.

 

The Friends of Nonsuch (registered charity number: 1053923)
Enquiries to
info@friendsofnonsuch.co.uk