Moggerhanger Park, (also known as Mogerhanger Park), Moggerhanger, England
Record Id: 2309
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RW
Central Bedfordshire; Mogerhanger
Historical County: Bedfordshire
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West of Sandy, north of the A603.
Opening contact details:
The grounds are open daily, 11am to 4pm. Please see:
http://www.moggerhangerpark.com/ or telephone 01 767 641007
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