Shardeloes, Amersham, England
Record Id: 2951
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Shardeloes has an 18th-century landscape park and woodland, designed by Humphry Repton in 1793. The site originally occupied 390 hectares, though the surrounding areas of parkland have largely been returned to agriculture.
Brief history of site
Gardens were developed around the house towards the end of the 17th century. Charles Bridgeman was involved in 1726, but the extent of his work is unknown. The house was substantially re-built in the 1760s. Parts of the geometric layout of the garden remained by 1761, but this was transformed into an informal scheme shortly afterwards. Humphry Repton produced a Red Book for the site in 1794.
Address: Shardeloes, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0RL
Buckinghamshire; Chiltern; Amersham
Historical County: Buckinghamshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||165||Grid Ref:||SU938978|
1 mile west of Amersham.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: multiple dwelling
Site first created: 1669 to 1794
Main period of development: 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 390