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Brief description of site

Newnham Paddox has a mid-18th-century landscape park occupying about 115 hectares, with 19th-century formal gardens of some 20 hectares which are now (late-20th century) largely abandoned. The park was landscaped by Lancelot Brown between 1745 and 1753. A 12 hectare sculpture park was laid out in the early-21st century.

Brief history of site

In the late-16th or early-17th century the Feilding family built a large, probably timber-framed house. Alterations were made to the gardens in the late-17th century, and these elaborate formal gardens were illustrated by Knyff and Kip in an engraving published in 1707. New work began in the gardens and park in 1741 under the direction of Lancelot Brown. In 1754 Brown undertook the first phase of the rebuilding of the 17th-century house. Further changes to the gardens were made by John Fleming in the late-19th century, and the house was radically remodelled by T H Wyatt in 1876-9.

Location information:

Address: Newnham Paddox House, Newnham Paddox, Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, CV23 0RX

Locality: Coventry

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Rugby; Monks Kirby

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP478 838
Latitude: 52.4501 Longitude: -1.29809

Directions:

North of the B4027, west of the A5 at Lutterworth.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from May to October. Please telephone 01788 833513

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: After 1550

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 135

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