Chalfont Park developed from an area of land the size of two carucates acquired by Ranulph Brito, Treasurer of the Wardrobe, in March 1229 from Arnold de Turville in exchange for discharging his debt to Jews. Ranulph enfeoffed Andrew le Goys with the manor, and came into the possession of William Goys by 1302, and was owned by John Goys in 1316. In 1320, John Goys conveyed the manor to Geoffrey Bulstrode, from whom the manor acquired its name. Adam Bulstrode, likely Geoffrey’s son, was in possession of the manor before 1346 and a Geoffrey Bulstrode held the manor in 1361. In the early 15th century, the manor was inherited by Agnes, daughter of Robert or Richard Bulstrode and wife of William Brudenell, who bequeathed the manor to her son Edmund, and the manor was henceforth known as Brudenells. Upon Edmund’s death in 1469, his son Drew inherited the manor, and was inherited by Drew’s son Edmund on his death in 1490.
I shot this photo at the end of the lake but had to navigate the drone past a number of trees and bushes to get the shot, it is now quite as accessible as the photo shows. You can find other photos of Chalfont St Peter here, here and here.