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Brief description of site

Sundridge Park is a late-18th-century landscape park and woodland around a country house by John Nash. At its most extensive the parkland extended to 235 hectares but was much reduced in the 19th and 20th centuries. The site is now in divided ownership and use primarily as a golf course, hotel and meeting facility.

Brief history of site

In 1746, the surveyor John Rocque showed the site as the property of Mr Washers with a house set in open parkland surrounded on three sides by woods. Humphry Repton was brought in to advise on the landscape in 1793. The site changed ownership, but Repton's recommendations were nonetheless implemented. John Nash was appointed as architect for the new mansion, but before it was completed, he was replaced by Samuel Wyatt. A new conservatory was added in the 1820s by Sir Samuel Scott, who was a keen member of the Horticultural Society of London. Between 1873 and 1874 the firm of Pulham and Son made a Chasm, Fernery, Alpinery, and Cliff in the grounds.

Location information:

Address: Sundridge Park Manor Hotel, Plaistow Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR7 5EP

Locality: Bromley

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Bromley

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ416707
Latitude: 51.4176 Longitude: 0.0349489

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is now a hotel, conference centre and wedding venue.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: hotel

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 120

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