Fulham Palace moated site

Greater London

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Formal Garden
Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

District Council

Hammersmith and Fulham London Boro

County Council (Unitary)

Hammersmith and Fulham London Boro


Hammersmith and Fulham

Parliamentary Constituency

Chelsea and Fulham

Grid Reference

OV241241 (524144, 176176)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.4704, -0.21243

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Gardens to Fulham Palace first documented in the 16th century when Bishop Grindal established a botanic garden between 1559-70. Bishop Compton (Bishop between 1675-1713) was a horticulturalist and collector of rare plants; his collection included species from North America. It is thought that a formal garden layout recorded by Rocque in 1746 was the work of George London, who advised Bishop Compton, during the 1670s. These gardens were replaced by a less formal layout for Richard Javis in the 1760s. Further alterations took place between 1813-28 and 1828-56 and were undertaken by Bishops Howley and Blomfield. In 1973, Fulham Palace ceased to be the official residence for the Bishops of London, the gardens were opened as a public park.

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