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Brief description of site

Doddington Park is an extensive 18th-century landscape park with woodlands and lake designed by Capability Brown. A castle dating from the 13th century lies to the north of the current hall. The site, which covers about 160 hectares, is in private ownership and is undergoing renovation work.

Brief history of site

The original residence was a 13th-century castle. A licence to crenellate was granted for Doddington in 1365. The gardens and park were laid out during the 18th century. The Hall was rebuilt between 1777 and the 1790s to designs by Samuel Wyatt.

Location information:

Address: Doddington Park Farm, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7PU

Locality: Nantwich

Local Authorities:

Cheshire East; Doddington

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 118 Grid Ref: SJ 710 465
Latitude: 53.015 Longitude: -2.43371

Directions:

East of the A529, north-east of Audlem

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

http://www.doddingtonpark.com/ or telephone 01270 820263.

Visitor information:

Grounds open by appointment only during refurbishment. Please contact before visiting.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: After 1365

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 160

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