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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.

Location information:

Address: Shardeloes, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0RL

Locality: Amersham

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; Chiltern; Amersham

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 165 Grid Ref: SU938978
Latitude: 51.6712 Longitude: -0.644985


1 mile west of Amersham.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 390

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