Kirtlington Park, Oxford, England
Record Id: 1967
This site is NOT open to public.
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.
Address: Kirtlington Park, Kirtlington, Oxford, OX5 3JQ
Oxfordshire; Cherwell; Kirtlington
Historical County: Oxfordshire
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Off the A40 north of Oxford.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 305