Henham Park, Halesworth, England
Record Id: 1690
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Henham, NR34 8AN
Suffolk; Waveney; Wangford with
Historical County: Suffolk
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The site is open for angling and shooting. There are also occasional open days. Please see:
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
Site Size (Hectares): 330