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Brief description of site

Pleasure grounds and a landscape park designed by Humphry Repton between 1799 and 1802 surround the house built in 1749. The grounds of 32 hectares are regarded as fine example of Repton's work. The walled forecourt was replaced with a lawn and trees and to the north of the house are wide lawns and herbaceous borders set against extensive walls. The walls are broken by a claire-voie which allows views across to the park across an octagonal banked bowling green which is surrounded by yews. The park is now sub-divided into paddocks and the former stables and walled kitchen garden have been developed separately for residential use.

Brief history of site

The house was built in 1749, probably replacing an earlier building on the same site.

Location information:

Address: Dullingham House, Dullingham, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, CB8 9UP

Locality: Newmarket

Local Authorities:

Cambridgeshire; East Cambridgeshire; Dullingham

Historical County: Cambridgeshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 154 Grid Ref: TL627580
Latitude: 52.1962 Longitude: 0.379077

Directions:

About 4 kilometres south of Newmarket

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1749

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 32

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