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Brief description of site

Langley Park is an 18th-century park and woodland created by 'Capability' Brown, with central grounds around the house.

Brief history of site

Langley Hall was built in the 1730s, probably on a virgin site. The Hall was laid out with 3.75 hectares of gardens, a 25 hectare park, and axial avenues radiating north and south. Lancelot Brown advised on the landscape from 1765. The gardens to the north of the Hall were given an elaborate formal character during the mid-19th century. Since 1946 the grounds have been in divided use and the house is now a school. The gardens have been simplified.

Location information:

Address: Chedgrave, Norfolk, NR14 6BJ

Locality: Norwich

Local Authorities:

Norfolk; South Norfolk; Langley with

Historical County: Norfolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 134 Grid Ref: TG351007
Latitude: 52.5533 Longitude: 1.46652

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1700 to 1799

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 250

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