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Leatherhead register office ceremonies

The Mansion in Leatherhead

We welcome this opportunity of sharing with you the delight and happiness of your special day. We want it to be a happy and relaxed occasion and the Surrey Registration Service will do everything it can to make your day go as smoothly as possible

The history of the Mansion at Leatherhead is colourful and varied. The first house on the impressive site was built during the reign of Henry VIII and thought to have been rebuilt in 1710 by Alexander Akehurst.

Some of its many occupants have been, a Royal Falconer, a Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and, during a period of notoriety, Lord Jeffreys, who became known as the 'Hanging Judge' after the Monmouth Rebellion. As well as being a private home, it has also been used as a school, a billet for Canadian troops during World War II and latterly by Surrey County Council to house the library and other council services. In May 2000 the ground floor rooms were restored to their former glory to become the Register Office.

The decor reflects the building's impressive past and the ceremony room is furnished in blue, cream and gold, setting off the mahogany woodwork. An elegant conservatory complete with wrought iron 'kissing seat' adjoins the State Room where the ceremonies are held. The conservatory also provides an opportunity for wet weather photographs. The large grounds have a grandeur of their own with a terrace and steps leading down to lawns and walkways, providing a stunning backdrop for photographic memories. The State Room holds 50 guests and though echoing the past, the air conditioning in this room is a pleasant reminder of the present.

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  • Updated: 30 Mar 2012
  • Jenny Holland
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