Mount Clare, London, England
Record Id: 7563
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Much of the former grounds were built over for the Alton East and Alton West Estates but the houses themselves have been converted for educational use and now provide facilities for Roehampton University. Remnants of earlier garden features are found in the surrounding environment, including an 18th-century garden temple, a summer house and architectural balustrading.
Brief history of site
In the 17th and 18th centuries Roehampton became a popular place for wealthy people to have country villas, whose fine houses set in grounds were built on the high-lying site. A number of these fine houses remain, including Downshire House, Manresa House and Mount Clare, the latter's grounds landscaped by Capability Brown.
Greater London; Wandsworth
Historical County: Surrey
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Rail: Barnes then bus. Bus: 72, 74, 85, 170, 265
Opening contact details:
Some areas of the site are open to the public.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: university
Main period of development: Late 18th century