Gatton Park and its manor was mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book. It achieved more recent notoriety as a 'Rotten Borough', as it could send two representatives to Parliament.
The renowned classical landscape architect 'Capability' Brown was commissioned to design Gatton Park in the 18th century.
Gatton Hall was redeveloped between 1830 and 1841 by the Fifth Baron Monson, with a stunning marble hall modelled on the Corsini Chapel. After this Sir Jeremiah Colman (of mustard fame) purchased the estate in 1888, before unfortunately the house was gutted by fire in the early 20th century, and so was rebuilt in the neo-classical Palladian fashion that we see today.
Finally, after being requisitioned during WWII, Gatton Hall was purchased by the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, and it is now used as boarding accommodation for sixth-form students.