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Capability Brown's Wimbledon Park, in His Day and Ours

Article Index

  1. Capability Brown's Wimbledon Park, in His Day and Ours
  2. Trees in the park
  3. Development from the mid-19th Century
  4. Sources
  5. Account Book
  6. Maps
  7. All Pages

The former Spencer estate, 1898. Map 52 from Bacon's New Large-Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs reduced from the Ordnance, published by G.W. Bacon and Co.

1898 Ordnance Survey of Wimbledon Park


Click on the PDF to see a sketch of Wimbledon Park for comparison with the 1770 map by Haynes. As noted on the map, the grey shaded area covers those parts of the historic Wimbledon Park now lost to built development. The white areas around the lake created by
Capability Brown are what remains as open space today. The delineated area at bottom left shows the extent of Wimbledon Village in Brown’s day.