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Brief description of site

Kiddington Hall originated in the 17th century. The park was landscaped between 1740 and 1760 by Lancelot Brown. Formal gardens were laid out in about 1850 by Charles Barry to complement the present building, which was completed at that date. The site occupies about 90 hectares (75 hectares registered).

Brief history of site

The house was re-built, apparently over the old foundations, in 1673. Lancelot Brown worked briefly on the site in 1740. He returned to the site in the 1760s, and it is likely that this is when Brown landscaped the park and created the lake. Around 1850, the house was re-modelled in Italianate style, formal terraces were laid out and the stable block was built.

Location information:

Address: Kiddington Hall, Kiddington, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1BX

Locality: Woodstock

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; West Oxfordshire; Kiddington with

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 164 Grid Ref: SP412229
Latitude: 51.9031 Longitude: -1.40257


Off the A44, 4 miles north of Woodstock, 12 miles north of Oxford.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: After 1673

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 90

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