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Brief description of site

Charborough Park has about 4 hectares of formal gardens within an 18th century deer park. The park was landscaped in the early-19th century and enlarged in the mid-19th century, and occupies about 364 hectares.

The site is occasionally open to the public. Please visit their website (on this site under 'Description').

Brief history of site

Charborough was a royal manor in 1086. The core of the present house was built in the 1650s. The formal gardens were laid out in the 1680s. A new wing was constructed for the visit of Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1741. The house was re-modelled in around 1810, and it is likely that new formal gardens were also laid out at around this time. The park was extended in the early-19th century.

Location information:

Address: The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7EN

Locality: Wareham, Dorset

Local Authorities:

Dorset; Purbeck; Morden

Historical County: Dorset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 195 Grid Ref: SY926978
Latitude: 50.7797 Longitude: -2.10633

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Access is limited, please check their website before visiting for details.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1680

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 364

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