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Principal estates

As the area became more fashionable in the eighteenth century several key estates emerged which provided the overall structure of society:

Spencer: Approximately 1200 acres centred on Wimbledon Park House
Bond-Hopkins: Around 700 acres based on Wimbledon House
Drax: 300 acres around Westside House
Cottenham: An estate of 200 acres featuring Prospect Place
Belvedere: The house had grounds of 50 acres
Merton Place: Land of 70 acres surrounding Merton Place itself

The Museum has further displays and much more background information on all of these estates, the grand houses and their owners.