Melton Constable Hall, Fakenham, England
Record Id: 2261
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Melton Constable Hall had a medieval deer park, which was landscaped between 1764 and 1769 by Lancelot Brown. The park contains a temple and various follies, rhododendrons, firs and oaks. The landscape is now in divided use.
Brief history of site
The park was enclosed in 1290, and a medieval manor house was built between 1670 and 1687. By 1707, a large and complex formal garden had been laid out, with avenues radiating out into the surrounding landscape. A more open landscape was laid out from the 1730s. In 1764 Sir Edward Astley employed Lancelot Brown to improve the park. An extensive eastern range was added to the Hall in the early years of the 19th century, west and east lodges were built, and an arboretum established in an oval surrounding the kitchen garden, stables, and offices.
Address: Melton Constable, Fakenham, Norwich, NR24 2NQ
Norfolk; North Norfolk; Melton Constable
Historical County: Norfolk
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||133||Grid Ref:||TG031319|
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: After 1290
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 180