Wimbledon Common is surrounded with seats of the nobility and gentry; particularly Wimbledon Lodge, built by Gerard de Visme, Esq. This is an elegant modern structure; the architecture of which is in the most chaste and beautiful stile; ornamented with emblems, etc. The grounds are also laid out with superior taste.
London: being an accurate history and description of the British metropolis and its neighbourhood, to thirty miles extent, from an actual perambulation
Printed by W. Stratford ..., for J. Stratford, 1808
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