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Duncombe Park, Pleasure Grounds


Brief description of site

Duncombe Park is a landscape park with the remnants of a medieval deer park. Half of the park is now a nature reserve.

Brief history of site

Duncombe Park was laid out as a landscape park during the 18th century. Work on the house and garden was initiated in about 1713 and completed around 1730. The remnants of the deer park, which are associated with Helmsley Castle, date back to the medieval period. Part of the park became a nature reserve in 1994.

Location information:

Address: Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Locality: Helmsley

Local Authorities:

North Yorkshire; Ryedale; Helmsley

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 100 Grid Ref: SE604830
Latitude: 54.2391 Longitude: -1.07475

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Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1713 to 1730

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 285

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