Much of the former grounds were built over for the Alton East and Alton West Estates but the houses themselves have been converted for educational use and now provide facilities for Roehampton University. Remnants of earlier garden features are found in the surrounding environment, including an 18th-century garden temple, a summer house and architectural balustrading.
In the 17th and 18th centuries Roehampton became a popular place for wealthy people to have country villas, whose fine houses set in grounds were built on the high-lying site. A number of these fine houses remain, including Downshire House, Manresa House and Mount Clare, the latter's grounds landscaped by Capability Brown.
Visitor FacilitiesSome areas of the site are open to the public.
- Residential Building (featured building)
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- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsSome areas of the site are open to the public.
DirectionsRail: Barnes then bus. Bus: 72, 74, 85, 170, 265
- 18th Century
- Late 18th Century
- Associated People
London Parks and Gardens Trust