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Brief description of site

There are terraced gardens and pleasure grounds of 4 hectares and a walled garden of 4 hectares set in a larger park of 202 hectares. The plans for the park were designed by Humphrey Repton in 1792.

Brief history of site

From at least 1429 the Coote family had lived at Culford. 'T. Wright' (possibly Thomas Wright (1711-86), the nationally renowned landscape gardener) produced a map of the park dated 1742 which shows a formal landscape of avenues, rides and vistas, through geometrically shaped blocks of woodland. Between 1790 and 1796 Samuel Wyatt was commissioned to remodel the house and in 1791 Humphry Repton provided advice on landscaping the park, preparing a Red Book in 1792. In 1889 the estate was sold to the fifth Earl Cadogan who commissioned the architect William Young to completely remodel the house in the Italian style. New stables were built, the gardens were altered and considerable additions made to the village.

Location information:

Address: Culford, Bury-St-Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TX

Locality: Bury-St-Edmunds

Local Authorities:

Suffolk; St Edmundsbury; Culford

Historical County: Suffolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 155 Grid Ref: TL830700
Latitude: 52.2976 Longitude: 0.682253

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: school

Site first created: Before 1429

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 210

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