A new article by Alison Bailey. 

Grade II Listed Newland Park in Chalfont St Peter was once a grand country estate in hundreds of acres, which was re-built in the neo-classical style around 1770. It is currently being developed into luxury homes after being occupied by educational institutes for many years. In 1785, a visit by George III was commemorated by the building of a 60ft tall stone obelisk. There are different traditions as to why this spot was chosen. It is said to have been where a stag was killed by the king, where he was found after being lost in the forest, or where he fell from his horse. The monument, now reduced to 20ft, will be restored as part of the developer’s regeneration works.

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