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Part/component area of: Wimbledon Park


Brief description of site

To the north-west of Deepdale lies a serpentine lake that was part of the 18th-century landscape designed by 'Capability' Brown for Earl Spencer of Wimbledon House, where he worked in 1767 and 1768. The major part of his landscape has been covered by housing developments of the 19th- and 20th centuries and what remains of the lake is now within the grounds of the Buddhapadipa Temple, a Thai style Buddhist monastery, which include the ornamental lake, small grove of trees, flower garden and orchard.

Location information:

Address: 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon , SW19 5HJ

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Merton

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ238717
Latitude: 51.4308 Longitude: -0.22054


The park can be accessed from the Wimbledon Park Road.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is only open occasionally. Please check the website.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Sacred/ritual/ funerary

Context or principal building: monastery

Site first created: 1767 to 1768

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 1.5

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