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Brief description of site

Henham Park features the remains of pleasure grounds covering approximately 85 hectares, set in a landscape park laid out by Humphry Repton in 1791. Repton incorporated landscape features that were already there, including the Lime Avenue. The grounds contain a wide variety of rare trees including two of only 10 Wild Service trees (Sorbus torminalis), weeping larches and black poplars.

Brief history of site

The De La Pole family erected the first mansion on the site after 1440. A large hall was built in the park in 1538. Repton's work on the park for Sir John Rous in 1791 coincided with the rebuilding of the hall which was lost in a fire in 1773. After a period of decline, work began in 1984 to restore and complete Repton's vision for the park.

Location information:

Address: Henham, NR34 8AN

Locality: Halesworth

Local Authorities:

Suffolk; Waveney; Wangford with

Historical County: Suffolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 156 Grid Ref: TM452784
Latitude: 52.3488 Longitude: 1.59883

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open for angling and shooting. There are also occasional open days. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1440 to 1538

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 330

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