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Brief description of site

This is a later 18th century landscape garden with riverside views, created on an earlier site. The house and garden were owned by the actor David Garrick, who built a Temple to William Shakespeare in the grounds. At its most extensive the site covered 2 hectares. It is now about 1.5 hectares, and in divided use and ownership.

Brief history of site

The original Hampton House and grounds were acquired by David Garrick between 1753 and 1754. By 1755 Garrick had begun to build Shakespeare's Temple on the riverside part of the grounds. Lancelot Brown advised Garrick on the small-scale landscape development between 1756 and 1757.

Location information:

Address: Garrick's Villa, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EN

Locality: Richmond

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Richmond upon Thames

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ142694
Latitude: 51.4121 Longitude: -0.359312

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Gardens open daily all year, 7.30am to dusk. The temple is open on Sunday afternoons between April and October.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: detached house

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: After 1753

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Reconstructed

Site Size (Hectares): 1.5

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