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Brief description of site

Hewell Grange is an 18th-century landscape park and lake laid out by Lancelot Brown and modified around 1812 by Humphry Repton. There are also the remains of an extensive late-19th-century formal garden. The site is now in institutional use.

Brief history of site

The third Lord Windsor, who succeeded his father in 1558, made Hewell his main residence and greatly enlarged the deer park. About 1712 the second Earl of Plymouth replaced the existing house with a new one by Francis Smith of Warwick. This house was itself replaced by the present Hewell Grange in a building campaign which began in 1884.

Location information:

Address: Tardebigge, Worcestershire, B97 6QJ

Locality: Redditch

Local Authorities:

Worcestershire; Bromsgrove

Historical County: Worcestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP008689
Latitude: 52.3182 Longitude: -1.98969

Directions:

Two miles east of Bromsgrove via the A448.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The Grange is a prison and is not open to the public. However, the lake is managed by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and is accessible to the public.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: prison

Site first created: Before 1712

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 160

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