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Brief description of site

The designed landscape associated with the mid-18th-century house at Hatchlands consists of parkland (probably originating in the late-17th century) improved by Humphry Repton in the early-19th century. There are also gardens and pleasure grounds. There are features dating back to the mid-18th century and an early-20th-century formal garden by Gertrude Jekyll.

Brief history of site

The Honorable Edward Boscawen bought the property in the mid-18th century and began landscaping soon afterwards. William Sumner commissioned Humphry Repton in the early-19th century and most of his ideas were incorporated into the layout of the park and pleasure grounds. In the early-20th century Gertrude Jekyll provided designs for two parterres.

Location information:

Address: Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT

Locality: Guildford

Local Authorities:

Surrey; Guildford; East Clandon

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 187 Grid Ref: TQ067520
Latitude: 51.2572 Longitude: -0.472319

Directions:

Hatchlands is 7km east of Guildford and just east of the village of East Clandon.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Park walks open daily throughout the season. The house and garden are open at more restricted times. For details please see:http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/place-pages/162/pages/opening-times-calendar

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: historic house

Site first created: After 1751

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 115

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