Use Places & People to search over 6,600 parks and gardens in the UK and 2,100 biographies of people associated with them. Image location: Bedgebury National Pinetum

Learn about the rich heritage of parks and gardens in Topics.
Image location: Powis Castle

Follow News & Events, updated regularly with the latest information affecting historic parks and gardens. Image location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit the Schools for ideas and activities to encourage the interest of children and young people in their local parks. Image location: Trentham

Join us as a volunteer and Research & Record historic parks and gardens in your area.
Image location: Cirencester Abbey

View the Illustrated Glossary which provides definitions and accompanying images for terms and concepts associated with historic parks and gardens. Image location: Pannett Park

This site is NOT open to public.


Brief description of site

Oakes Park has gardens, pleasure grounds and a landscape park. The gardens and pleasure grounds have their origins in the early- to mid-18th century. The park dates from the early-19th century, with further work in the later 19th century. The site was reputedly laid out by John Nash, and Sir Francis Chantrey.

Brief history of site

A house was built by Henry Gill after 1681.

Location information:

Address: Norton, South Yorkshire, S8 8BA

Locality: Sheffield

Local Authorities:

South Yorkshire; Sheffield; Graves Park

Historical County: Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 111 Grid Ref: SK365822
Latitude: 53.3354 Longitude: -1.45334

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1681 to 1699

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 46

Print preview