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Brief description of site

Originally part of a park and pleasure grounds covering 325 hectares laid out in the late-18th century, 30 hectares of gardens now remain surrounding the house (now a hotel). The gardens date from the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. Robert Marnock worked here in the 1860s, and Owen Jones (1870s) and Ernest George (1900s) were responsible for the terraced gardens close to the house.

Brief history of site

The first Eynsham Hall was built by James Lacy (died 1774) or his son Willoughby. The newly-built mansion was sold in 1778. A large park was created through the enclosure of the surrounding heath in 1781.

Location information:

Address: Eynsham Hall, North Leigh, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 6PN

Locality: Witney

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; West Oxfordshire; Eynsham

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 164 Grid Ref: SP395123
Latitude: 51.8079 Longitude: -1.42849


On A4095 between Witney and Woodstock

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: Before 1778

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 325

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