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Brief description of site

The original building on the site overlooking the Solent was a fishing cottage, designed by Henry Holland about 1775, with pleasure grounds laid out by his father-in-law, Lancelot (Capability) Brown.
The gardens are open by written appointment only to parties of 20 or more from May to July and September to October.

Brief history of site

Robert Drummond acquired the manor of Cadland in 1772. Later in the 1770s, he called in Lancelot Brown and his son-in-law, Henry Holland to design him a new house and park. This house was then called Boarn Hill Cottage, Cadland House then being the main house some five kilometres to the north. Cadland House was demolished in 1953, and Boarn Hill Cottage was re-named Cadland House.

Location information:

Address: Cadland House, SO45 1AA

Locality: Fawley

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; New Forest; Exbury and Lepe

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 196 Grid Ref: SZ468998
Latitude: 50.7959 Longitude: -1.33734

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open by written appointment only to parties of 20 or more from May to July and September to October.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape garden

Purpose of site: pleasure garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1772 to 1779

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 7

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