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Brief description of site

Peper Harrow is a mid-18th-century landscape park designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with buildings by William Chambers and AWN Pugin. Features include a gate lodge, granary, kitchen garden and grade I listed house.

Brief history of site

In the mid-18th century George Brodrick third Viscount Midleton pulled down the old house and spent large sums of money on a new house and the park at Peper Harow, commissioning plans from leading architects in 1752. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-83), who was already landscaping the grounds at Peper Harow, was asked to submit house designs but these were rejected. In the event it was William Chambers (1722-96) who won the contract to design the new house.

Location information:

Address: Peper Harow, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6BQ

Locality: Godalming

Local Authorities:

Surrey; Waverley; Witley

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: SU934438
Latitude: 51.1858 Longitude: -0.664989

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: country house

Site first created: After 1752

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 150

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