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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.

Location information:

Address: Farnborough Hall, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1DU

Locality: Banbury

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon; Farnborough

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP431494
Latitude: 52.1412 Longitude: -1.37163


6 miles north of Banbury, west of the A423

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open April to September, Wednesday and Saturday, 2pm to 5.30pm.

Visitor information:

Parking. Dogs on leads only. Part disabled access.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 115

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