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Deepdene, Surrey

Historical Description

Deepdene, a seat on the river Mole, adjacent to the south-east side of Dorking, in Surrey. The estate around it belonged once to the Fitzalans and the Warrens, was held ior some centuries by the Howards, passed in 1791 to Sir W. Burrell, and afterwards to Thomas Hope, Esq., author of " Anastasius " and the " Essay on Architecture," and belongs now to Lord Pelham Clinton Hope. A long steep glade, from which it takes its name, is richly picturesque, and leads up to a small Doric temple and a high terrace commanding .noble views. The house was built partly by the Duke of Norfolk on the site of a previous one-mainly by Thomas Hope, Esq., and his son; has a fine principal front in the Italian style, and contains a rich collection of sculpture and painting. Disraeli wrote here the greater part of his " Coningsby."

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


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