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Brief description of site

The park and gardens at Sutton Place show layers of development, stretching back to the late-18th century when the parkland was first laid out. There are formal and informal gardens created in the late-19th and early-20th century. Significant work by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in the late-20th century utilised existing garden compartments and also involved the creation of a lake.

Brief history of site

Sir Richard Weston built the house in the late-1520s. There were various formal gardens and avenues in place until at least the late-18th century. By the late-19th century the landscape had been informalised and included parkland. New formal garden compartments and wooded pleasure grounds were created in the early-20th century. Stanley Seegar commissioned Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in the late-20th century. He created a number of features within the existing formal compartments and the design as a whole represented the evolution of human life. The gardens are currently (2008) being further developed.

Location information:

Address: Sutton Place, Woking, Surrey, GU4 7QW

Locality: Guildford

Local Authorities:

Surrey; Woking; Mayford and Sutton Green

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: TQ011535
Latitude: 51.2717 Longitude: -0.552118

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 90

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