AN ICONIC COUNTRY ESTATE REVIVED
Newland Park first appears in manorial court roll.
The author John Milton flees the bubonic plague in London and moves to the village of Chalfont St Giles. Today, his Grade I house still stands as the museum ‘Milton’s Cottage’, and is the only surviving home of the visionary poet .
THE MANOR HOUSE
The estate was acquired by Sir Henry Thomas Gott, and the present house was constructed. Gott was the son of Thomas Greening (died February 1757), gardener to King George II.
Gott’s Monument is erected to commemorate the death of a stag killed during a hunt with Sir Henry Gott and King George III.
Newland Park is inherited by the magistrate Thomas Newland Allen, a developer of an area of Kensington east of Earls Court in the early 19th century and who funded the construction of Hampton Court Bridge.
The estate is sold to the politician Henry Andrade Harben. Work begins on the gardens designed by the renowned British landscape architect Thomas Hayton Mawson.
The estate is inherited by the politician Henry Devenish Harben, under whom Newland Park became a refuge for suffragettes.
Newland Park is purchased by North British and Mercantile Insurance for evacuated staff, ahead of World War II.
Newland Park becomes home to Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education and latterly, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.
FILM & TV
The manor house and grounds are used for film and TV locations in the mid-nineties for productions such as Class Act, Thief Takers and Cor Blimey!
A NEW ERA
Work begins on transforming Newland Park into a modern country estate by Comer Homes Group.