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Brief description of site

Moggerhanger Park is a late-18th-century park for which Repton drew up proposals, a number of which were implemented. The park has been restored and is now open to the public. Features include woodland, walled gardens and an icehouse. The site covers about 53 hectares.

Brief history of site

Godfrey Thornton inherited Moggerhanger Lodge, a small country villa, from his brother Robert in the late-1780s. Thornton called on Sir John Soane to remodel the existing house between 1790 and 1799. He also called in Humphry Repton to advise on improvements for the grounds, Repton's proposals being recorded in the Red Book produced following his visit to the site in May 1792.

Location information:

Address: Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RW

Locality: Moggerhanger

Local Authorities:

Central Bedfordshire; Mogerhanger

Historical County: Bedfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 153 Grid Ref: TL135486
Latitude: 52.1241 Longitude: -0.343519

Directions:

West of Sandy, north of the A603.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The grounds are open daily, 11am to 4pm. Please see:
http://www.moggerhangerpark.com/ or telephone 01 767 641007

Visitor information:

WCs. Refreshments.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: detached house

Site first created: 1785 to 1799

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 53

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