The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Address: The Old Rectory, 15 Malden Road, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8QD
Telephone: 020 8644 3855
Website: Old Rectory Cheam

This splendid rectory dates from the early 1500s. It was used as a kind of B&B to the aristocracy visiting the now dismantled Nonsuch Palace - which would have been a five minute horse ride away. It survived a bomb in the Second World War and you can see many pitted bricks on the outside wall to the left.

The Rectory Cheam

Above: Look familiar? The Rectory has been used as a photographic location for M&S, American Vogue and Viyella, as well as other well known brands

It's now a popular venue for film and photo shoots, as well as weddings and other celebrations. Many visitors enjoy the candle-lit ghost walks, hoping to see the shy spooks that are said to haunt the rectory. Are you brave enough to discover the secret of the cellar...?

Did you know? A nearby crypt was used as a shelter by the first pupils of Cheam School in 1665, so they could escape the deadly plague of London. It was covered up in the 1930s.

Cheam information:
Cheam Village
History of Cheam
Henry VIII & Nonsuch
Churches & chapels:
St. Dunstan's
Lumley Chapel
St. Alban's
Parks & Gardens:
Cheam Park
Nonsuch Park
Seears Park
Pubs & Clubs:
Cheam Social Club
The Harrow
The Prince of Wales
Ye Olde Red Lion
The Railway
Historic buildings:
5,7 & 9 Malden Road
Bay Cottage
Broadway Cottages
Cheam Cottage
Church Farm House
Nonsuch Cottage
Old Cottage
Park Lane
The Old Farmhouse
The Old Post House
The Old Rectory