Hartwell House, Aylesbury, England
Record Id: 1638
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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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.
Address: Hartwell House, Oxford Road, nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR
Buckinghamshire; Aylesbury Vale; Aylesbury
Historical County: Buckinghamshire
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2 miles west of Aylesbury. Please see:
Opening contact details:
Telephone 01 296 747444
Hotel and restaurant. It may be possible to visit the gardens - please telephone to enquire.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 85