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Brief description of site

The site originated as a medieval park (earliest record 1328) and now occupies about 120 hectares. There are early formal gardens dating from around 1700. The park was landscaped in the 18th century.

Brief history of site

Simon of Drayton (died 1357) obtained licences to crenellate and impark in 1328.

Location information:

Address: Drayton House, Lowick, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3BG

Locality: Kettering

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; East Northamptonshire; Lowick

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: SP963801
Latitude: 52.4104 Longitude: -0.58569

Directions:

On the A6116 close to the village of Lowick.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open to groups only, by appointment only. Write to L G Stopford Sackville at Drayton House.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1328

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 120

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