The Belvedere, Claremont Park, Esher - Elmbridge

Eye-catcher and viewpoint in the form of a mock castle, 1717 by Sir John Vanbrugh. In need of repair to bring it back into use as a focal point of the grade I registered landscape of Claremont Park. A commitment to improving the immediate landscape surrounding the Belvedere was sought as part of a planning application made by Claremont Fan Court School for long term development. Some of the improvements have been implemented.

The Belvedere, Claremont Park, Esher - Elmbridge
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The Belvedere, Claremont
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005931
  • Local Planning Authority: Elmbridge
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: The Belvedere
  • Locality: Claremont Park, Esher
  • County: Surrey
  • District / Borough: Elmbridge
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Esher and Walton
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Educational (independent)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade I
  • List Entry Number(s): 1005931 and 1030204