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Brief description of site

Herriard Park has early formal gardens designed in 1699 by George London. There are also pleasure grounds and a landscape park extending to approximately 470 hectares.

Brief history of site

The estate came to the Paulet family after 1540. In the early-17th century Herriard passed to Lucy Paulet who was married to Sir Thomas Jervoise, in which family it still remains. At the end of the 17th century, John James was commissioned to build a new house. George London laid out the gardens between 1699 and 1708. The gardens were substantially re-modelled in the late-18th century following consultations with Humphry Repton, the work probably including the removal of London's formal gardens.

Location information:

Address: Herriard, RG25 2PJ

Locality: Basingstoke

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Basingstoke and Deane; Herriard

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 185 Grid Ref: SU667462
Latitude: 51.2111 Longitude: -1.04651

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1699

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 470

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