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Danson House

Set overlooking the award winning Danson Park, this beautiful Grade I listed Palladian villa was officially re-opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in July 2005.

Danson House

Built by Sir John Boyd in 1766 for his second wife Catherine Chapone, Danson House was originally designed by architect Sir Robert Taylor (who was also the architect of the Bank of England).

In the twentieth century the house fell into an almost ruinous state. In 1995 English Heritage identified the house as 'the most significant building at risk in London', signalling the start of a decade of restoration. In 2005 the restored interior opened to the public for the first time in thirty years.

Finding Danson House

Danson House
Danson Park
Kent DA6 8HL
Telephone: 020 8303 7777

Danson House is located just of the A2, six miles from Junction 2 of the M25. It is a twenty minute walk from Bexleyheath or Welling Rail Stations and is well serviced by local buses which stop nearby. See the map for more information.

Public Opening Times 2016

With effect from the 1 April 2016 changes are being made to the management of Danson House.

The London Borough of Bexley will be taking over responsibility for Danson House from the Bexley Heritage Trust and is proposing to move the borough's Register Office to Danson House from Sidcup Manor House.

Danson House is now closed for the winter but will re-open in the spring/summer of 2016. Opening days and times will be publicised prior to re-opening but please call 020 8303 7777 to check before making a long journey. 

Ceremonies at Danson House (from September 2016)

It is proposed that the Borough's civil ceremonies and registrations will be held at Danson House from September 2016. Death registrations, by appointment, will also take place at the Central Library, Bexleyheath.

If you are interested in getting married at Danson House please contact Sharon Birch, Registration and Nationality Manager, on 03000 414003 or at

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