The History of Coopers Mansion House This beautiful Grade II listed building (1954) dates back to the 18th Century, although it has had many improvements and additions in its two hundred year history.

#FrielonFriday - Coopers Mansion House

Discover the hidden story of the eighteenth century mansion house that forms part of Coopers School with Joanna Friel, Heritage Rep for the Chislehurst Society. Learn of the connection with Downton Abbey and how a toilet came to be named after a prime minister! Filmed by Clare Herriot http://www.visitchislehurst.org.uk/news/coopers-mansion-house
Coopers was formally Lands Farm, an estate of over one hundred acres. Since then, the tenants and occupants list reads like a who’s who of gentry and includes: Sir Richard Adams, Baron of the Exchequer; Baron William Hotham, a British Admiral; Captain Henry Bowden and Sir Thomas Firbank In addition a certain Prime Minister was a frequent visitor – a WC on the first floor is known as ‘The Gladstone’ in his honour. Read the full history here…

£3 Million Pound Restoration and Grand Opening

The upkeep of such a building was enormous and far greater than the school funds of the eighties and nineties and unfortunately the building fell into a state of disrepair to the point where it was no longer weather proof and could only be described as derelict in parts. We endeavoured to continue to teach in the block despite the leaking roofs, draughty windows, the rising damp and the splendid array of fungi and flora growing on the internal walls. Coopers Academy, as we became in 2011, was able to gain almost £3 million directly from the Government and as a result the building has been restored to its original magnificent condition. The Mansion House was officially opened by the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Ernest Noad, on Thursday 6 June 2013. Mrs Puxty said “I am delighted to have been able to restore one of the finest buildings in Chislehurst. Coopers has worked closely with the Conservation Officer and the local community to make this happen. Specialist contractors have carried out a superb job and the school is now able to offer excellent facilities to the Sixth Form students through seven state of the art ICT teaching rooms,five multi-purpose classrooms, six small or private study areas and a new library. Coopers will also be able to offer this accommodation and IT facilities to the local community so that they too can share its beauty. The refurbished building will offer a learning environment where the students can thrive.”
The History of Coopers Mansion House This beautiful Grade II listed building (1954) dates back to the 18th Century, although it has had many improvements and additions in its two hundred year history.

#FrielonFriday - Coopers Mansion House

Discover the hidden story of the eighteenth century mansion house that forms part of Coopers School with Joanna Friel, Heritage Rep for the Chislehurst Society. Learn of the connection with Downton Abbey and how a toilet came to be named after a prime minister! Filmed by Clare Herriot http://www.visitchislehurst.org.uk/news/coopers-mansion-house
Coopers was formally Lands Farm, an estate of over one hundred acres. Since then, the tenants and occupants list reads like a who’s who of gentry and includes: Sir Richard Adams, Baron of the Exchequer; Baron William Hotham, a British Admiral; Captain Henry Bowden and Sir Thomas Firbank In addition a certain Prime Minister was a frequent visitor – a WC on the first floor is known as ‘The Gladstone’ in his honour. Read the full history here…

£3 Million Pound Restoration and Grand Opening

The upkeep of such a building was enormous and far greater than the school funds of the eighties and nineties and unfortunately the building fell into a state of disrepair to the point where it was no longer weather proof and could only be described as derelict in parts. We endeavoured to continue to teach in the block despite the leaking roofs, draughty windows, the rising damp and the splendid array of fungi and flora growing on the internal walls. Coopers Academy, as we became in 2011, was able to gain almost £3 million directly from the Government and as a result the building has been restored to its original magnificent condition. The Mansion House was officially opened by the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Ernest Noad, on Thursday 6 June 2013. Mrs Puxty said “I am delighted to have been able to restore one of the finest buildings in Chislehurst. Coopers has worked closely with the Conservation Officer and the local community to make this happen. Specialist contractors have carried out a superb job and the school is now able to offer excellent facilities to the Sixth Form students through seven state of the art ICT teaching rooms,five multi-purpose classrooms, six small or private study areas and a new library. Coopers will also be able to offer this accommodation and IT facilities to the local community so that they too can share its beauty. The refurbished building will offer a learning environment where the students can thrive.”
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