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Weald Country Park, Brentwood

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Weald Country Park is a 700-year-old, 500 acre (2 km²) country park in South Weald in the borough of Brentwood in the English county of Essex. It is on the north-east fringe of Greater London.

Weald manor, parts of which dated to the 16th century, was bought by Sir Anthony Browne in 1547 and he died at Weald Hall in 1567. In 1685, Erasmus Smith bought it from Sir William Scroggs. The current layout is largely the result of landscaping carried out in the naturalistic manner of Capability Brown for Hugh Smith, lord of the manor from 1732 to 1745. In 1752, the estate was sold to Thomas Tower of Iver in Buckinghamshire, a lawyer and MP for Wareham in Dorset. Christopher Tower succeeded as the owner in 1778 and immediately commissioned Robert Adam to design a new dining room. On his death in 1810, his son, Christopher Thomas Tower, succeeded until 1867; he enlarged the estate and enclosed some commons as "waste".

The park is now managed by Essex County Council.
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  • None as took grandchildren to see stick man it has been taken away .no signs up to tell you this.need to up the website. 
    None as took grandchildren to see stick man it has been taken away .no signs up to tell you this.need to up the website.  more »
  • The stick man trail as advertised on the website is mostly closed due to renovation work. This should have been done before the school holidays started as many families will be disappointed. We... 
    The stick man trail as advertised on the website is mostly closed due to renovation work. This should have been done before the school holidays started as many families will be disappointed. We...  more »
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  • Lovely Park with plenty of parking and places to sit and relax. Pay for parking at the metre or online. Cafe is open till 4pm most days. Hot and cold food and drink. Feed the deer and ducks. It's very dry at the moment so take care with any naked flames. Plenty for young children to explore including woodland walks. I would recommend for a visit.
  • We loved this place! Acres and acres of beautiful Essex countryside. We noticed most people had back packs, which is sensible, as you can easily get lost in the woods so a map and provisions wouldn't go amiss. For horse riders there are dedicated bridle paths too. There is also a little cafe, that was selling a limited menu, but perfectly fine for a quick top up of tea, coffee and cake!

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