George Robert Smith


Selsdon Park

Croydon (Surrey)


Bought by George Robert Smith's father George Smith (1765-1836), an MP, banker and director of the East India Company, in 1810. 'Smith transformed the farm house into a mansion (later to become the Selsdon Park Hotel) and made many changes to the estate, building a home farm complex, two lodges, a new farm and various cottages. He also landscaped the park and re-routed the Farleigh Road to the east.' Selsdon Wood is now owned by the National Trust.

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