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Brief description of site

Trent Park was initially established as a private estate following the division of Enfield Chase in 1777. The park was landscaped in the 1780s, and now includes formal gardens, woodlands and sports facilities. It became a public park in 1973.

Brief history of site

In 1777 George III gave his consent to an Act of Parliament to divide, enclose and disafforest the royal hunting forest of Enfield Chase. The land was divided and sold in lots, with two lots earmarked as a miniature hunting park. The lease of this area was granted in about 1780 to Dr Richard Jebb, the physician to George III. A deer park of 83 hectares and a lake were laid out in the late-18th century. The house was enlarged after 1793, and the grounds were improved at the same time. Sir Philip Sassoon rebuilt parts of the house and laid out new gardens after 1912.

Location information:

Address: Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Barnet, London, EN4 0PS

Locality: Enfield

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Enfield

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ287975
Latitude: 51.6615 Longitude: -0.140665


Tube: Cockfosters/Oakwood (Piccadilly). Bus: 121, 298, 299, 307, 384

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily from 8 am, or 8.30 am on Sundays. Closing times vary seasonally.

Visitor information:

Visitor Centre. Refreshments. WCs. Parking. Sports facilities.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: country park

Context or principal building: university

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: After 1777

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 320

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