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Brief description of site

Halton House is a late-19th century formal gardens and woodland covering about 6.5 hectares, situated within an estate of 240 hectares (the registered area covers 120 hectares only). The estate is now used for varied agricultural, forestry, sports and institutional purposes.

Brief history of site

In 1853, Lionel de Rothschild bought the manor house, grounds and park. His son Alfred inherited the estate in 1879, and began to build a new house on a new site. The grounds were laid out during the 1880s. The estate was bought by the RAF in 1919 and used as a training base, in which use it remains.

Location information:

Address: Halton House, Halton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NN

Locality: Aylesbury

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; Aylesbury Vale; Halton

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 165 Grid Ref: SP880101
Latitude: 51.7826 Longitude: -0.72573

Directions:

South-east of Aylesbury

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: defence

Site first created: Before 1853

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 240

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