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Brief description of site

At its most extensive, the park covered about 100 hectares. It is now in divided use, with much of the parkland returned to agriculture. It extends into two counties, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Brief history of site

The estate originates in the early medieval period. A new house, possibly designed by Christopher Wren, was built in the 1680s by William Freeman on the site of the old manor house. An early-18th-century garden and pleasure grounds were later developed0. The park was landscaped in about the 1770s by Lancelot Brown, with 19th and 20th century additions and planting.

Location information:

Address: Fawley Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3AE

Locality: Henley-on-Thames

Local Authorities:

Wokingham; Remenham

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 175 Grid Ref: SU765842
Latitude: 51.5515 Longitude: -0.898064


Outside Henley-on-Thames on the A4155

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

telephone: 01 491 574917
The site is open from March to October Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday only, 2pm to 5pm.

Visitor information:

Refreshments. Toilets. Limited disabled access.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: religious house

Site first created: Before 1680

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 65

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