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Brief description of site

Waldershare Park features traces of an early-18th-century formal garden, including a wilderness, surrounding a country house. The garden and house are set in a wider landscape of 400 hectares of parkland.

Brief history of site

The Waldershare estate was purchased by Sir Henry Furness in 1705. The formal grounds surrounding the house were laid out as shown in a view by J Kip published in 1719.

Location information:

Locality: Dover

Local Authorities:

Kent; Dover; Shepherdswell

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 179 Grid Ref: TR290480
Latitude: 51.1853 Longitude: 1.2755

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: flats

Site Style : formal

Site first created: 1705 to 1719

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 400

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