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Brief description of site

Oxon Hoath has a formal parterre laid out in the 1840s by William Nesfield. The house is set in 18th-century parkland. Part of the site currently (2008) functions as a venue for a variety of group events.

Brief history of site

By 1621, there was a house on the site with a grand gateway. By 1719, an illustration shows a multi-gabled house standing in a formal setting approached via a double avenue to the south. The house and grounds were again remodelled at the end of the 18th century. In about 1846 Sir William R P Geary brought in Anthony Salvin to restyle the house in the French fashion, and William Andrews Nesfield to lay out a formal garden.

Location information:

Address: Oxen Hoath, Hadlow, near Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9SS

Locality: Tonbridge

Local Authorities:

Kent; Tonbridge and Malling; Hadlow

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ630521
Latitude: 51.2448 Longitude: 0.33394

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1621

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 110

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