The Park was designed by the noted landscaper and polymath William Kent in the mid-18th Century and is one of only seven surviving Kentian landscapes in Britain.
The Temple was the last work undertaken by Kent before his death. Built in 1746, the Temple is an eye-catching octagonal folly which was originally used as a banqueting house. It was created for the 2nd Duke of Grafton in the Palladian style and features a domed roof with a triangular pediment. This was a favourite spot of the 3rd and 4th Dukes, who owned the hugely successful Grafton stud, and would enjoy watching their racehorses being exercised in the Park.
The Church of St. Genevieve is a charming, Christopher Wren-styled parish church, which was built in the 17th Century, on the site of an earlier medieval church. The church is Grade I Listed, as the fine interior remains largely unaltered since it was built. It was one of only four churches built in England during the reign of Charles II, due to the focus on re-building the city of London after the Great Fire. The Duchess of Grafton laid the foundation stone in 1676 and this is still to be seen to the right of the tower.
The Church is the final resting place of the Dukes of Grafton and is still in regular use.