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Brief description of site

Aynhoe Park has formal gardens dating from the early-18th century, and a landscape park laid out by 'Capability' Brown.

Brief history of site

The house known as Aynhoe Park was rebuilt in the late-17th century after damage during the English Civil War. The early formal gardens were laid out by Guilliam between 1701 and 1714. The majority of the early gardens were removed when the park was landscaped from 1760 to 1763 by Lancelot Brown.

Location information:

Address: Aynhoe Park, Aynho, Banbury, OX17 3BQ

Locality: Banbury

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; South Northamptonshire; Aynho

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: SP518324
Latitude: 51.9877 Longitude: -1.24709


Six miles south-east of Banbury on the A41.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: retirement home

Site first created: 1701 to 1714

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 200

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