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Brief description of site

Traces of a C17th/C18th walled kitchen garden remain in private gardens on Cat Hill, once part of the gardens of Little Grove estate. Owned from 1674-8 by the widow of the Stuart diplomat and gardener Sir Richard Fanshawe, the estate was acquired by John Cotton in 1719 who built a house to the south of Cat Hill. In 1767 the then owner Judge Edward Willes commissioned Capability Brown to lay out the park. In 1932 the house was demolished and a housing estate constructed along Cat Hill and across the park.

Location information:

Address: Cat Hill, East Barnet , EN4

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Barnet

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: Grid Ref: TQ270950
Latitude: 51.6395 Longitude: -0.166137

Key information:

Form of site: kitchen garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: housing estate

Plant type/environment: walled garden

Main period of development: 17th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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