Farnborough Hall, Banbury, England
Record Id: 1304
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Farnborough Hall is set within a formal and terraced garden area of about 6.5 hectares, surrounded by an 18th-century landscape park. Features include an S-shaped terrace and serpentine walk.
Brief history of site
An existing late-16th or early-17th century manor house was altered by William Holbech in the late-17th century. A new west wing was built in around 1700. The park and pleasure grounds were improved in the early-1740s, the Terrace Walk being described by John Loveday in 1742. The house was re-modelled after 1745. Around 1815, Henry Hakewill was commissioned to make alterations to the house and pleasure grounds. In 1960 the site was conveyed to the National Trust.
Address: Farnborough Hall, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1DU
Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon; Farnborough
Historical County: Warwickshire
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6 miles north of Banbury, west of the A423
Opening contact details:
Open April to September, Wednesday and Saturday, 2pm to 5.30pm.
Parking. Dogs on leads only. Part disabled access.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: great house
Site first created: After 1550
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 115