Cherkley, the Surrey home of Lord Beaverbrook was built in 1866-70. It was acquired in 1910 by Lord Beaverbrook, politician and owner of the Express Newspapers group. During Beaverbrook's time, the house attracted many famous weekend guests including Winston Churchill, Andrew Bonar Law, Rebecca West, H.G. Wells, Harold Macmillan and Rudyard Kipling. Beaverbrook passed the house on to his son Max some years before his death in 1964.