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THE

Repository

OF

ARTS, LITERATURE, FASHIONS,

.. Manufactures, &c.

THE THIRD SERIES.

Vol. IV..

October 1, 1824.

No. XXII.

.. VIEWS OF COUNTRY-SEATS. . THE NEW LODGE, RICHMOND PARK, THE SEAT OF VISCOUNT SIDMOUTH.

Ricumond Park, formerly called || king being very urgent, it made a the Great or the New Park, to dis- great clamour, and the outcry was, tinguish it from that made near the that he was going to take away the Green, was made by Charles I. who estates of his subjects at his own was extremely partial to the sports of pleasure. Under these circumstanthe chase, and was very desirous of|ces, Bishop Laud and Lord Cothaving a large park well stocked | tington advised his Majesty to desist with red and fallow deer in the neigh- from a measure which threatened to bourhood of his two palaces, Rich- | be so unpopular and so expensive, as mond and Hampton-Court. Within it was intended to surround the park the space which was marked out for with a brick wall. The king, howthe purpose, the king had large wastes ever, was not to be dissuaded, havand woods of his own; but as some ing already ordered the bricks to be părishes had commons, and many burnt, and began the wall on his own private persons had houses and lands | estate. This is Lord Clarendon's intermixed, he found it a work of account. It is to be presumed that some difficulty; for though he offer- the owners of the lands at last comed more than the value of the se- plied, for the park appears to have veral estates, and many of the own- been completed, and Jerome Earl of ers consented to part with their lands Portland made the first ranger in to oblige 'his Majesty, yet others || 1638. could not be prevailed on to alienate On the 30th June, 1649, the House their property on any terms. The' of Commons voted that the New : Vol. IV. No. XXII.

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