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Brief description of site

Hackwood Park has an early formal woodland garden and landscape park. The registered site covers around 400 hectares, of which the woodland garden is around 30 hectares. The site dates from around 1720, and was probably created by James Gibbs in the style of Le Notre. Further work was undertaken in the later 18th century to early-19th century.

Brief history of site

Hackwood was enclosed as a deer park in 1223. A hunting lodge was built here in the 16th century. This was enlarged after the Civil War and a formal landscape was laid out in the park. A new house was built between 1683 and 1687. Under the ownership of the third Duke, from 1722, the area was further developed with walks, canals, radiating avenues and ramparts. The house was altered and enlarged in the early-19th century and the landscape became more informal.

Location information:

Address: Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2JZ

Locality: Basingstoke

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Basingstoke and Deane; Winslade

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 185 Grid Ref: SU647496
Latitude: 51.2419 Longitude: -1.07452

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1223

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 400

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