Curchods at portmore house

Portmore House: 54 Church Street, Weybridge

In the 1670s, - when Charles II was on the throne - Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, rebuilt a grand mansion in Weybridge which had belonged to his wife, spending a huge £10,000 on the project.

King James II bought the property from the Duke's widow in 1687. He gave it to his mistress, Catherine Sedley, the Countess of Dorchester. After the king’s abdication in 1688, she moved into the estate's Dower House - pictured above - which was built against the garden wall of the main property. Her marriage to the first Earl of Portmore David Collyear in 1696, saw the entire estate renamed Portmore Park, with both the main house and the Dower House being known as ‘Portmore House’. The Earls of Portmore continued to live at Portmore Park until 1826, after which the main house was demolished. The location of this surviving Dower House is particularly significant because it is just opposite the site of the Portmore Tomb, which can still be seen in the centre of St James’ Churchyard.

Portmore House (the Dower House of the former estate) is now home to Curchods.

Elmbridge High Streets Heritage Trail
  1. Woolworths: 27b High Street, Weybridge
  2. The Post Office: 42 High Street, Weybridge
  3. Frisby's Shoe Shop: 8 Baker Street, Weybridge
  4. A. Ruffle's Shoe Shop: 41 Baker Street, Weybridge
  5. Bannister's Drapers Shop: 4 - 6 Waterloo Terrace, Baker Street, Weybridge
  6. Weybridge Museum: Library Building, Church Street, Weybridge
  7. Church House Antiques: 42 Church Street, Weybridge
  8. Portmore House: 54 Church Street, Weybridge
  9. Hasletts Drapers: 60a Church Street, Weybridge
  10. The Duke's Head: Hepworth Way Crossroads, Walton
  11. Annett's China Shop: Hepworth Way Crossroads, Walton
  12. Henry Ireton's House: 47 High Street, Walton
  13. Rogers & Sons: 51 High Street, Walton
  14. The Regal Cinema: 2 The Heart, New Zealand Avenue, Walton
  15. The Old Library: 72 High Street, Walton