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Brief description of site

The site originated in the 14th century, with developments in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. The park was landscaped by Lancelot Brown in about 1763 and remains generally intact, though the gardens were largely replanted in the 20th century.

Brief history of site

The present house was begun by Richard Knightley, who died in 1534. The house was unoccupied after 1913, and the contents were sold in 1914.

Location information:

Address: Fawsley Hall Hotel, Fawsley, nr Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3BA

Locality: Daventry

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; Daventry; Fawsley

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: SP562568
Latitude: 52.2066 Longitude: -1.17901

Directions:

On the A361 between Daventry and Banbury

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Hotel guests only.
01327 892000

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: Before 1534

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 330

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