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Sayes Court Manor House, Deptford

Sayes Court Manor House, Deptford

Copyist: Anonymous

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1750

Shelfmark: Add. MS 16945

Item number: f.71

Length: 17.7

Width: 20.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the John Evelyn's manor house at Sayes Court, based on a drawing by Evelyn himself. The diarist John Evelyn came into possession of the Elizabethan manor house and the estate at sayes Court through marriage to the heiress Mary Browne in 1647. He took up residence at the house in 1652 and lived there until 1694 when he returned to his family estate at Wootton, Surrey, letting the property to rent paying tenants.

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