Early Years

Records of Marks Hall date back to the Domesday book and the Estate has been predominantly in the hands of two families the Merkshalls and the Honywoods. Read more

Gift to the Nation

Thomas Phillips Price - One pioneering man's desire to preserve an English Country Estate. Read more

Impact of the War Years

In the early 1940s Marks Hall was requisitioned to serve as a base for fighter and bomber forces of both the RAF and US Air Force. Read more

Mansion House

Marks Hall mansion stood on an ancient site of habitation at the heart of Marks Hall Estate and was mentioned in the Doomsday book. The house was sadly demolished in 1950. Read more

Operation Varsity

On 24 March each year a service of remembrance is held at Marks Hall to commemorate ‘Operation Varsity’ (part of the Crossing of the Rhine in 1945) to remember those pilots based who took off from the airfield here and other airfields but did not return. Read more


Despite the alarming level of dilapidation, real potential could be seen in the landscape at Marks Hall. The directors of Kew and the Agricultural Land Service recognised itl was something special and worth saving. Read more

Taking Part

After a long and rich history, Marks Hall Estate charitable trust was established in 1971 to preserve the future of this once great Estate. Find out the ways in which you can support the work of the trust. Read more