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Brief description of site

Londesborough Park has a landscape park, woodland and gardens. There are parkland avenues, a lake and cascades and a 1730s kitchen garden.

Brief history of site

There was medieval enclosed garden associated with the manor house of that period. Robert Hooke designed gardens between 1660 and 1680 for the 1st Earl of Burlington. The 3rd Earl of Burlington extended and altered the gardens and park between 1721 and 1753 with the help of his gardener, Thomas Knowlton. Londesborough Park was restored during the 19th century.

Location information:

Address: Londesborough Park, Londesborough, Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, YO43 3LF

Locality: Market Weighton

Local Authorities:

East Riding of Yorkshire; Londesborough

Historical County: East Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 106 Grid Ref: SE 873 456
Latitude: 53.8992 Longitude: -0.672878

Directions:

North of Market Weighton, between Market Weighton and Pocklington.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1660 to 1680

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 200

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