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Brief description of site

The park originally belonged to a late-18th-century house owned by Charles Churchill. The grounds were developed by Humphry Repton and Samuel Lapidge. A golf course and cricket grounds have taken over the formal park design at Chalfont.

Brief history of site

The formal park design at Chalfont was created by Capability Brown in 1760. A lake was formed in 1794 together with the construction of a boathouse and icehouse. Chalfont Park underwent changes again in 1836 when a cricket pitch was introduced.

Location information:

Locality: Chalfont St Peter

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; Chiltern; Chalfont St.

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ008894
Latitude: 51.5944 Longitude: -0.54621

Directions:

On the south side of Chalfont St Peter, east of the A413

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

There is now a golf course and cricket ground on the site.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: golf course

Site first created: After 1760

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 60

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