As the area became more fashionable in the eighteenth century several key estates emerged which provided the overall structure of society:
Spencer: Approximately 1200 acres centred on Wimbledon Park House
Bond-Hopkins: Around 700 acres based on Wimbledon House
Drax: 300 acres around Westside House
Cottenham: An estate of 200 acres featuring Prospect Place
Belvedere: The house had grounds of 50 acres
Merton Place: Land of 70 acres surrounding Merton Place itself
The Museum has further displays and much more background information on all of these estates, the grand houses and their owners.