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Brief description of site

Hatch Park is a landscape park of considerable antiquity, complementing Godinton Park to the north-west of Ashford. It is a well-wooded and unspoilt estate managed for agricultural and sporting purposes.

Brief history of site

Richard Knatchbull purchased the manor and deer park in 1485. A new house was designed by Robert Adam in the 1760s. Some alterations were made to the house in 1827 and again before 1917. The parkland is subject to a Deed of Covenant between the current owner and the National Trust.

Location information:

Address: Mersham-le-Hatch, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5NF

Locality: Ashford

Local Authorities:

Kent; Ashford; Brabourne

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 189 Grid Ref: TR062407
Latitude: 51.1284 Longitude: 0.945548

Directions:

The site is three miles east of Ashford just north of the A20. It is one mile north-east of Mersham.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: deer park

Site Style : informal

Site first created: Before 1485

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 165

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