Fawley Court and Temple Island, Henley-on-Thames, England
Record Id: 1310
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Fawley Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3AE
Historical County: Buckinghamshire
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Outside Henley-on-Thames on the A4155
Opening contact details:
telephone: 01 491 574917
The site is open from March to October Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday only, 2pm to 5pm.
Refreshments. Toilets. Limited disabled access.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 65