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Brief description of site

Woburn Farm is an Arcadian landscaped ferme ornee of some 60 hectares, of which some 37 hectares are occupied by the College and its grounds.

Brief history of site

The site was laid out from 1735 by Philip Southcote with advice from Lord Petre and the Burlington Circle. In about 1748 he commissioned William Kent to design a new house to replace the existing gentleman's residence at Woburn. Woburn was much admired by contemporaries, who referred to it as Southcote's Paradise.

Location information:

Address: Addlestone, Runnymede, KT15 2QF

Locality: Chertsey

Local Authorities:

Surrey; Runnymede; Addlestone North

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: TQ053658
Latitude: 51.3815 Longitude: -0.488302

Key information:

Form of site: designed rural space

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: model farm

Site first created: 1735

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 60

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