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Brief description of site

The site consists of pleasure grounds within a park, occupying about 305 hectares surrounding a country house. The park was laid out by Lancelot Brown in the early 1750s, overlying the earlier work of Thomas Greening.

Brief history of site

In 1741 Sir James Dashwood commissioned designs for a new mansion on his estate, which was completed by 1746. A scheme for the grounds was supplied in the mid 1740s by the then Royal Gardener, Thomas Greening, some parts of which were carried out. Lancelot Brown worked on the site from 1751 to 1755.

Location information:

Address: Kirtlington Park, Kirtlington, Oxford, OX5 3JQ

Locality: Oxford

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; Cherwell; Kirtlington

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 164 Grid Ref: SP508198
Latitude: 51.8745 Longitude: -1.2635


Off the A40 north of Oxford.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1741 to 1755

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 305

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