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Brief description of site

Park Place and Temple Combe have later 18th century landscape park and gardens which at its most extensive covered about 360 hectares. The park contains a 'Druids Temple' or Neolithic chambered tomb, brought from Jersey and reconstructed in 1785. The park is now in divided ownership, the 'Druids Temple' being situated at Temple Combe. A golf course has been constructed in the north-east corner of the park.

Brief history of site

In 1719 Mrs Elizabeth Baker sold land called Park's Place to Lord Archibald Hamilton, who at some time after this erected a Palladian mansion called Park Place on a new site. General the Hon Henry Seymour Conway enlarged the parkland during the 1760s-1780s. The house was rebuilt in about 1871, following a fire. The grounds were subject to extensive `landscape gardening' carried out under Robert Marnock in about 1869.

Location information:

Address: Park Place, Henley, Berks, RG9 3HH

Locality: Henley

Local Authorities:

Wokingham; Remenham

Historical County: Berkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 175 Grid Ref: SU777821
Latitude: 51.5325 Longitude: -0.881223

Directions:

South-east of Henley-on-Thames, off the A321.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1719

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 240

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