Weald Country Park, Brentwood

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Weald Country Park is a 700-year-old, 500 acre 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.Weald HallWeald Hall, with 800acre in 1841, was let to farmers in the 19th century sold by another C. T. Tower in 1946, when the estate was broken up though part of the park was retained for the Green Belt of London. Some remnants remain of the Hall, which was demolished in 1950–51 due to war damage, in particular some steps leading to what used to be a folly in the park. The 16th-century lodge miscalled "Queen Mary's Chapel" because it was locally rumoured to have been used by Queen Mary for quiet prayer and contemplation, which used to be enclosed within Weald Hall's walled kitchen garden, still remains at the edge of the park.
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  • This place is really beautiful. There are a lot of footpaths to enjoy, a lake and also you can feed the deer. There’s a cafe and visitor centre too which is reasonably priced. The only thing that woul...  more »
  • Muddy great day especially cloud gazing Cafe clean friendly staff with stockman quotes on furniture Car park expensive especially Brentwood residents  more »
  • Super muddy but super beautiful walk around most of the Stickman stops. We forgot to get a map from the visitor centre so I’m not sure if we saw them all but it was lovely day with lovely views. Ducks...  more »
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  • one of my favourite places to walk the dog. There's also lots of trails for the kids the follow along. very clean and well kept country park with a cafe and two separate toilet blocks on either side of the park.
  • Lovely park. Parking is rather dear, but they say the proceeds are reinvested into maintaining the site. They have a nice Stick Man trail too. However, beware of coming with a pushchair after it has been raining; the paths get extremely muddy making it inaccessible.
  • Two playgrounds, a great cafe, several car parks, the home of Brentwood park run, endless space to explore in both open fields and woodland. There are deer and ducks to feed and it plays host to open air cinema in the summer. Best park in Essex bar none.
  • I love this beautiful undulating park. Open meadows, pine woodland, good views at the top, duck lake, feed the deer, stick man walking trail and play areas, recently refurbed cafe, park run at weekends. Family favourite
  • Love this place. Great for the kids to run around. Fed deer and ducks. Lots of hide outs to find.
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