History at Hatchlands Park
Hatchlands has been a family home since it was built by the Boscawens in 1756. In the years since it's filled many roles, but there's almost always been a family at the heart of the park. Learn more about the people who made this place their own and uncover a few of the fascinating stories from 250 years of history.
Francis Mathew managed The Times in the 1950s and 1960s whilst living at Hatchlands. In 1959, amid a series of print strikes, he hatched a plan to keep the presses rolling.
Celebrated beauty, Beatie Sumner was born at Hatchlands. A controversial figure, she regularly shocked society, but in 1885 she was struck by real scandal.