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Brief description of site

The site originates in the early medieval period. The formal gardens were laid out in the 19th century, with adjacent lawns and woodland walks. There are also early-18th-century pleasure grounds and a small park. The site occupies an area of about 25 hectares.

Brief history of site

George Hamilton, first Lord Orkney, bought the Taplow Court estate, together with the Cliveden estate, in about 1700. It is possible that Lancelot Brown worked here under the fifth Earl Inchiquin in about 1776. In 1852 it was sold to Charles Pascoe Grenfell, who employed William Burn to remodel the house in its current Tudor style.

Location information:

Address: Taplow Court, Berry Hill, Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0ER

Locality: Maidenhead

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; South Bucks; Taplow

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 165 Grid Ref: SU906822
Latitude: 51.5314 Longitude: -0.695271

Directions:

East of Maidenhead, immediately east of the A4094 on the west side of Taplow.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays only, during the summer.

Visitor information:

Events. Parking. Refreshments. Wheelchair access. Guide dogs only.

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: religious ritual and funerary

Site Style : formal

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 25

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