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Brief description of site

Cobham Hall is a 16th-century deer park of 150 hectares (370 acres) with 18th- and 19th-century alterations. The estate is now 60 hectares (148 acres) in size. The grounds surround the hall which now houses Cobham Hall School.

Brief history of site

The manor of Cobham was granted to William de Cobham in 1208. William Brooke made Cobham Hall his principal residence, building wings to the house in 1584 and laying out a garden. From 1660 until his death in 1672, the sixth Duke resumed the rebuilding of the house and the development of the park and gardens, the formal avenues probably being planted at this time. The fourth Earl employed Humphry Repton in 1790, and later his two sons, to remodel the grounds and the exterior of the house,

Location information:

Address: Lodge Lane, Cobham, DA12 3BL

Locality: Rochester

Local Authorities:

Kent; Gravesham; Cobham

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 178 Grid Ref: TQ684689
Latitude: 51.3941 Longitude: 0.419164

Directions:

The site is 1 mile east of Cobham, 4 miles west of Rochester.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Please visit the website for open dates and times.

Key information:

Form of site: deer park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: school

Site first created: Before 1584

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 338

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