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Rectory, Hartwell


Brief description of site

Hartwell House has an 18th-century landscape park, lake and woodland, with 19th-century alterations. The site covered about 85 hectares at its maximum, although parts have now reverted to agriculture. The house is now a hotel. The site was donated to the National Trust by Historic House Hotels in 2008.

Brief history of site

Hartwell House was probably built by Sir Alexander Hampden between 1570 and 1617. Sir Thomas Lee, 2nd Baronet, created a formal topiary garden after 1690, of which nothing appears to survive.

Location information:

Address: Hartwell House, Oxford Road, nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR

Locality: Aylesbury

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; Aylesbury Vale; Aylesbury

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 165 Grid Ref: SP795125
Latitude: 51.8055 Longitude: -0.848371


2 miles west of Aylesbury. Please see:

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Telephone 01 296 747444

Visitor information:

Hotel and restaurant. It may be possible to visit the gardens - please telephone to enquire.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: After 1570

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 85

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