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Brief description of site

Langleys has an early-18th-century park and woodland covering 63 hectares, which contains a late-19th-century formal garden.

Brief history of site

There was a house on the site some time before the 16th century. Part of the mansion was demolished and rebuilt in its present form, to designs by William Tufnell after 1711. Charles Bridgeman laid out the grounds. Repton produced a red book for the site, but it is not known what work was undertaken by him. During the early-19th century, part of the river was ornamented, new plantations were made, a new road cut through the park, and possibly pleasure gardens and the wilderness planted. By 1875, the park had been extended and an elaborate parterre garden had been laid out to the east of the house.

Location information:

Address: Langleys, Great Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1AH

Locality: Great Waltham

Local Authorities:

Essex; Chelmsford; Great Waltham

Historical County: Essex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 167 Grid Ref: TL699137
Latitude: 51.7961 Longitude: 0.46238

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Site Style : formal

Site first created: After 1711

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 63

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