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Brief description of site

This is a public park originating in the early-18th century. The site now occupies about 50 hectares.

Brief history of site

The land which became Canons Park belonged, until the Dissolution, to the Priory of St Batholomew the Great. In 1543 there was a manor house leased by Hugh Losse. In 1709 the land was purchased by James Brydges, first Duke of Chandos. His palace was built between 1713 and about 1720 by James Gibbs. During the same period the grounds were laid out by Alexander Blackwell. Charles E Mallows was commissioned after 1905 to carry out extensive alterations to the house and to design formal gardens around it. The site was developed as a public park after World War 2.

Location information:

Address: Canon's Park, Harrow, HA8 6QT

Locality: Harrow, Edgware

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Harrow

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ183912
Latitude: 51.6072 Longitude: -0.293079


Tube: Canons Park (Jubilee). Bus: 79, 186, 340

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1713 to 1720

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 50

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