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Brief description of site

Holwood Park is an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park originally of 83 hectares but reduced in size in 1953 to 50 hectares. A public footpath crosses the south-west corner of the site, which is otherwise private.

Brief history of site

William Pitt owned Holwood from 1785 to 1803 and during that time he enlarged the house with Sir John Soane as the architect. In about 1792 he commissioned Humphry Repton (1752-1818) to advise on improvements to the landscape. John Ward rebuilt the house after 1823, using Decimus Burton as the architect.

Location information:

Address: Holwood Park, Keston, Bromley, Orpington, BR2 6HZ

Locality: Bromley

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Bromley

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ422636
Latitude: 51.3537 Longitude: 0.0407311

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1785 to 1798

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 50

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