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Hatchlands Park
Hatchlands Park
Address: East Clandon
Guildford
Surrey
Postcode: GU4 7RT
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Telephone: 01483 222482
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Description
Hatchlands Park

18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and collection of keyboard instruments, set in parkland

Built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, hero of the Battle of Louisburg, Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 170-hectare (430-acre) Repton park, offering a variety of waymarked walks. The house contains the earliest recorded decorations in an English country house by Robert Adam, whose ceilings here appropriately feature nautical motifs. On display is the Cobbe Collection, the world's largest group of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers such as Purcell, J. C. Bach, Chopin, Mahler and Elgar. There is also a small garden by Gertrude Jekyll, flowering from late May to early July, and a stunning bluebell wood in May