Case Studies - Eltham Palace

The original Eltham Palace was the boyhood home of Henry VIII, which remained largely untouched until 1936 when Stephen and Virginia Courtauld added their Art Deco mansion to the remains. The extravagant furnishings of their new home were designed as an integral part of the project, requiring authentic replication when English Heritage chose to restore the building to its former glory.

The lease was surrendered in 1944 and the palace was then occupied by the Royal Army Education Corps who remained there until 1992, at which point it was taken into care by English Heritage.

In 1998 English...

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