History Owned at one time by King Henry VIII, Botleys Mansion's original building is believed to have been constructed in the 14th century. It proceeded to pass into the hands of numerous owners who let the house remain unaltered, until it was purchased by MP Joseph Mawbey in the 1760s. Notable architect, Kenton Crouse, proceeded to completely redesign the house. The mansion that now stands was built between 1765-1769 at the same time as Crouse was remodelling 10 Downing Street. Damaged severely by a fire in 1995, Botleys Mansion underwent a £6.5 Million restoration project and was purchased by Bijou in 2009. It has been used to host weddings and events ever since.