Richmond Park, Richmond-upon-Thames, England
Record Id: 2803
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
This site has the following component area(s):
Brief description of site
Richmond Park is a royal deer park and public open space. It has woodland, gardens, water features and various residences. During the 20th century various recreational facilities have been created including two golf courses, sports pitches and a polo field.
Brief history of site
The area had been used by the royals for hunting since the 15th century, and was imparked by Charles I in 1637. The park, known as New Park, was given to the City of London at the end of the Civil War, but later restored to the Crown. Public access was maintained, but became more restricted once the site was improved by George II. A court case resulted in pedestrian access being reinstated. Further improvements and new plantings were made in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Full public (carriage and pedestrian) access was secured in 1851.
Address: Kingston Vale, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 5HS
Greater London; Richmond upon Thames
Historical County: Surrey
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There are good public transport links and six car parks.
Opening contact details:
This is a public park, open daily from 7am (Mar-Sept); 7.30am (Oct-Feb) - 30 mins before dusk.
Form of site: royal park
Purpose of site: public park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: After 1637
Main period of development: 17th century
Site Size (Hectares): 1000