Charlton House (1612) is one of London’s great Jacobean houses, built for the tutor to Prince Henry, Son of James I.
The house is high on a hill and looks out across the Thames basin and the meandering Thames running in to London and the city.
When built, it would have looked across open pastures, marshlands and had Greenwich Palace in its middle foreground.
This view was celebrated by the location of a delightful summer House/ banquet house.
The house contains fantastic fireplaces and plasterwork with racy images and plenty of frolicking.
Dominic Cole was invited to attend the ANNUAL HORN FAYRE to talk about how the gardens may have looked, what went on in them and to suggest ideas.