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Brief description of site

The Hasels has formal and woodland gardens of 18th- or 19th-century origin, covering about 6 hectares. The gardens are set within an 18th-century landscape park which at its most extensive covered around 116 hectares. The registered site now covers some 70 hectares only.

Brief history of site

This was formerly the site of Chicksands Priory. Hasells was re-built in 1698. The house was sold in 1721 and two new wings were added. Formal gardens and terraces were created in the 1720s, and a park was created by Nathaniel Richmond in the 1760s. in 1791 Humphry Repton was consulted about remodelling the garden and park.

Location information:

Address: near Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DD

Locality: Bedford

Local Authorities:

Central Bedfordshire; Sandy

Historical County: Bedfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 153 Grid Ref: TL189500
Latitude: 52.1355 Longitude: -0.264191

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : formal

Site first created: After 1698

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 116

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