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Brief description of site

Mabledon Park has parkland and gardens of 43 hectares surrounding an early-19th-century villa, with which both Decimus Burton and Joseph Parkinson were involved.

Brief history of site

The present house was built in about 1805 by Joseph Parkinson. The grounds surrounding the house were laid out between 1829 and 1831, along with new building works.

Location information:

Address: Mabledon, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0UH

Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Local Authorities:

Kent; Tonbridge and Malling

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ580447
Latitude: 51.1797 Longitude: 0.259108

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: villa

Site first created: 1805 to 1831

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 43

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