Drayton House, Kettering, England
Record Id: 1127
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Drayton House, Lowick, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3BG
Northamptonshire; East Northamptonshire; Lowick
Historical County: Northamptonshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||152||Grid Ref:||SP963801|
On the A6116 close to the village of Lowick.
Opening contact details:
Open to groups only, by appointment only. Write to L G Stopford Sackville at Drayton House.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 120