Fassett Road, KT1

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Thomas Fassett bought¬†Surbiton Place from the executors of its first owner, the wealthy distiller William Roffee. Fassett enlarged both the house and the grounds “under the tasteful direction of the elder Lapidge (who was a pupil of ‘Capability Brown’)”, according to George Frederick Prosser. “This gentleman materially added to the beauty of the gardens and pleasure grounds; by which he was enabled the better to indulge his predilection for al Fresco amusements, by the frequent assemblage of rural parties on this delightful spot.” The property was later sold to the Earl of Uxbridge.

 

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