Kimberley Hall, Wymondham, England
Record Id: 1938
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Brief description of site
Kimberley Hall has a landscape park, lake and woodland of 240 hectares laid out between 1762 and 1778 by Lancelot Brown. The park contains many mature trees, including an oak that dates from 1373, and once contained the largest ash tree in England.
Brief history of site
There were earlier manor houses in the neighbourhood of the present hall. A new hall was erected in Downham parish from 1712 onwards to a design by the architect William Talman, surrounded by small enclosed gardens and a 35 hectare deer park. In 1762, Lancelot Brown was commissioned to remodel the landscape by developing the lake, a Broad Water, perimeter belts, and sweeping parkland. The formal gardens were updated, possibly by the designer William Andrews Nesfield, in around 1866.
Address: Estate Office, Kimberley Hall, Norwich, NR18 ORT
Norfolk; South Norfolk; Kimberley
Historical County: Norfolk
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Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Recreational/sport
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1712 to 1778
Main period of development: 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 240