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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Carshalton House Landscape Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Water tower open all afternoon. Guided walks of the grounds and hermitage available according to demand.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Pedestrian entrance to water tower in West Street
Nearest postcode: SM5 3NY

Buses

127, 157, 407

Station

Carshalton

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Car Parking

No car parking on site. Parking in Festival Walk or Carshalton village.

Access

The water tower is wheelchair-accessible. Access to Hermitage via steps. Please phone 020 8647 0984 in advance regarding disabled access.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The grounds of 17th-century Carshalton House feature the remains of a formal landscape garden of 1716-20, laid out for Sir John Fellowes, sub-governor of the South Sea Company. The early gardens may have been designed by Charles Bridgeman, and include a water tower by architect Henry Joynes.

A serpentine lake (now dry) with sham bridge was added in the later 18th century, replacing an earlier formal canal. The chalk-and-brick hermitage or grotto dates from around 1750. The remains of a wilderness survive as boundary plantings.

The ornate brick-and-stone water tower is a fine example of baroque architecture, and contains an orangery, pump chamber (with part restored water wheel), saloon and plunge bath with Delft tiles.

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–17:00

Activities

Water tower open all afternoon. Guided walks of the grounds and hermitage available according to demand.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Pedestrian entrance to water tower in West Street
Nearest postcode: SM5 3NY

Buses

127, 157, 407

Station

Carshalton

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Car Parking

No car parking on site. Parking in Festival Walk or Carshalton village.

Access

The water tower is wheelchair-accessible. Access to Hermitage via steps. Please phone 020 8647 0984 in advance regarding disabled access.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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