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Brief description of site

Clandon has gardens and pleasure grounds of around 9 hectares, set within a landscaped park which originally covered some 220 hectares.

Brief history of site

The land was emparked in 1531, then again in 1642. By the early 18th century a large formal landscape had been laid out. Between 1766 and 1781 there was further work by Capability Brown, replacing the earlier formal gardens. There was also further development in the late-19th century.

Location information:

Address: West Clandon, GU4 7RQ

Locality: Guildford

Local Authorities:

Surrey; Guildford; West Clandon

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: TQ042512
Latitude: 51.2505 Longitude: -0.508364


The site is 3 miles east of Guildford, at West Clandon on the A247. There is a railway station at Clandon 1 mile away.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open between March and October from 11 until 5, with the exception of Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1531 to 1781

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

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