Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Claremont Park

Claremont Park, seat (ry. sta. Esher and Claremont), Esher par., W. Surrey, 14½ miles SW. of London. In the reign of Queen Anne the estate was acquired by Sir John Vanbrugh, the celebrated architect; in 1768, or shortly afterwards, it came into the possession of the great Lord Clive, who erected a new mansion and remodelled the grounds; in 1816 it was sold to the Crown; it was then settled on the Princess Charlotte and her husband Leopold, Prince of Saxe-Coburg, afterwards first King of the Belgians. Louis Philippe resided in exile at C., and died there in 1850. In 1865, on the death of King Leopold, C. reverted to the Crown. In 1882 it became the private property of Queen Victoria, and the residence of her son Leopold, Duke of Albany, who died at Cannes, March 1884.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "seat"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Esher AP/CP       Surrey AncC
Place: Claremont

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