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Misty morning in one of many Londons parks.This one is Broomfield Park.

History

It is said that Broomfield Park was named after John Broomfield, a London Currier (purveyor of leather goods) who in 1556 sold the land to Geoffrey Walkeden. By 1599 the estate was in the possession of the wealthy London Alderman Sir John Spencer.

The 500 acres of land including Broomfield House were purchased by Joseph Jackson in the early seventeenth century and remained in the family until the owner Mary Jackson married William Tash (who in 1777 became part of the owner of Oakwood Park) in 1773.

Mary Tash left her estate to her friend Louisa Powys in her will and it was eventually passed to the Powys family after the death of William Tash in 1816.

It is probable that Broomfield Park is a surviving former baroque water garden. These gardens were created in large numbers around the houses of the gentry in the early 18th century.

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  • Copyright: alexander seres (kin4) (10)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2010-00-00
  • Categories: 自然
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  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-28 2:12
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