Windsor Castle Act 1848

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The Windsor Castle Act (1848) was a piece of UK legislation that attempted to reform the land use and rights surrounding Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, notable for its role in creating the Home Park around the modern castle.


The act enacted various changes around Windsor in the light of the changing nature of Windsor Castle, the desire of Queen Victoria for greater privacy and the new railways being built in Berkshire at the time. Several new roads were to be built around the area, others sealed off, and two cast iron bridges built over the River Thames.[1]


The Long Walk, Windsor

The roads and bridges were built by 1850. The result was to turn the former royal estate called the Little Park around the castle into a more private estate, now called Home Park.[2]



  1. ^ Tighe and Davis, pp.655-6.
  2. ^ Tighe and Davis, pp.655-6.