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Brief description of site

Milton Hall has gardens and pleasure grounds covering about 16 hectares, within a landscape park which now occupies about 315 hectares, but which at its most extensive covered about 520 hectares. The park was landscaped in the late-18th century by Repton. The formal gardens of the 17th century were replaced by flower gardens in the 19th century.

Brief history of site

Milton Hall was created from 1594 as a private residence. A plan dated 1643 records the grounds at this time enclosed by a moat and containing courtyards, fishponds, orchards and gardens. An early-18th century park was re-worked by Humphry Repton from 1791, and the 17th-century formal gardens were replaced by 19th-century flower gardens.

Location information:

Address: Milton Hall, Peterborough, PE6 7AF

Locality: Peterborough

Local Authorities:

Peterborough; Castor

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: TL146998
Latitude: 52.5839 Longitude: -0.309998

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1594

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 315

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