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Brief description of site

Goodwood has pleasure grounds and a landscape park developed in the mid-18th century. The park covers some 549 hectares (512 registered hectares) set within a much larger country estate.

Goodwood is now home to a vast array of events and activities and features a golf course, aerodrome and race track. Goodwood Home Farm is the largest lowland organic farm in the United Kingdom (2008) and was the first 100% organically-fed dairy in the country.

Brief history of site

The earliest record of a park is of a medieval deer park in 1597. From 1723 until 1750, the second Duke of Richmond laid out a semi-formal landscape around the Jacobean house, established a notable collection of exotic trees, and erected follies and buildings in the park. The house was re-built after 1750 and the park was extended.

Location information:

Address: Goodwood, Chichester , PO18 0PX

Locality: Chichester

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Westhampnett

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU887088
Latitude: 50.8719 Longitude: -0.740774

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Part of the grounds is now a sculpture park. Please see:
The house is open on Sundays and Mondays between March and October. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: Before 1597

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4856

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