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Brief description of site

Oulton Hall has a landscape park with pleasure grounds, developed initially to a scheme by Humphry Repton in around 1810. The hall is currently (2008) a hotel and the parkland has been developed as a golf course.

Brief history of site

Oulton House, the precursor to the present building, was the country retreat of Leeds banker John Blayd. The area of common land around Oulton Hall was enclosed through an Act of Parliament which was given Royal Assent in 1809, and Humphry Repton produced a red book for the site in 1810.

Location information:

Address: Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN

Locality: Leeds

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Leeds; Rothwell

Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE358277
Latitude: 53.7444 Longitude: -1.45866

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: golf course

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: 1810

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 110

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