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Brief description of site

Elvetham Hall has formal gardens, traces of early pleasure grounds and a landscape park of about 140 hectares. Around 10.5 hectares of this land forms the present pleasure grounds.
The Hall is now a hotel.

Brief history of site

Permission was granted to make a park at the site in 1359. The park was extended in 1403 and improved in 1591 for a visit by Queen Elizabeth. There were revisions in the late-18th-century by William Emes. Further changes were made around 1860 by S.S. Teulon, and from 1911 to 1912 by William Goldring.

Location information:

Address: Hartley Wintney, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG27 8AR

Locality: Basingstoke

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Hart; Hartley Wintney

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: SU782564
Latitude: 51.3014 Longitude: -0.879677

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: After 1359

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 140

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