Woburn Farm, Addlestone - Runnymede

An Arcadian 'ferme ornée' designed by Philip Southcote from 1734-5, highly influential in the history of garden design but rather ephemeral in nature. Now in divided ownership with a school in the house surrounded by extensive sports facilities, buildings and car parking, divided from the former farm area by private residences. The farm, owned by the Local Authority, is leased and converted to various harmful uses including a lorry park in the remains of the kitchen garden. The consequences for its significance, historic fabric and the overall integrity of the registered area need reassessing.

Woburn Farm, Addlestone - Runnymede
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Woburn Farm
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000342
    Local Planning Authority:
    Runnymede
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    Locality:
    Addlestone
    County:
    Surrey
    District / Borough:
    Runnymede
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Runnymede and Weybridge
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 5 LBs