Kelsey Manor, Beckenham, postcard (1905) by Wright Archive
Postcard of Kelsey Manor, Beckenham. Posted in Beckenham on 02 December 1905. Wright Archive collection The original mansion was built was built around 1408 for William Kelshulle and demolished around 1800. A second mansion, Kelsey Manor, was built for Richard Bennett around that time and then acquired by Peter Richard Hoare, the elder (a partner in the banking firm C. Hoare & Co) in 1835. Peter Richard Hoare, the elder converted the manor into a rambling Gothic Revival house.