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Brief description of site

Honington Hall is an 18th-century landscape park occupying about 80 hectares, with 19th-century developments. The house was built in the early-1680s, and modified in 1751. The gardens cover about 8 hectares, and include topiary hedges. The park covers a further 64 hectares.

Brief history of site

The manor belonged to Coventry Priory before the Reformation. A house was built, possibly adapted from an earlier monastic grange, together with the surviving mid-17th-century stables and dovecote. The present house was built around 1682. The house and gardens were extensively altered after 1744, with formal gardens being removed in favour of a landscape scheme with the advice of Sanderson Miller. The house was comprehensively restored after 1973.

Location information:

Address: Honington Hall, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5AA

Locality: Shipston-on-Stour

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon; Honington

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP262427
Latitude: 52.082 Longitude: -1.61908

Directions:

West of Banbury, east of the A3400

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open by appointment only.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: After 1682

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 72

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