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
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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


  • Locality: Addlestone
  • County: Surrey
  • District / Borough: Runnymede
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Runnymede and Weybridge
  • Region: 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