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Brief description of site

Latimer Park is a landscape park of 213 hectares, on which Lancelot Brown may have advised. The park originally formed the setting of a country house, but is now in divided ownership. The public park has an educational focus.

Brief history of site

The estate passed to Elizabeth Cavendish and her husband in the early-1750s, at which time the house was re-fronted and the park was improved. The house was re-built from 1834-8, following a fire.

Location information:

Address: The Estate Office, Latimer Park, Latimer, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HD5 1TU

Locality: Chesham

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; Chiltern; Latimer

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 165 Grid Ref: SU999988
Latitude: 51.6791 Longitude: -0.556519

Directions:

North-east of Amersham, north of Little Chalfont

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

School parties must pre-book. Telephone 01 494 764342 for details of opening.

Visitor information:

Open all year. Visits must be pre-booked. Educational facilities. Coach parking. WC. Disabled access.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Educational

Context or principal building: public park

Site first created: Before 1750

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 213

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