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Brief description of site

Overstone is an 18th- to 19th-century park of 66 hectares, with a lake. It is laid out as a golf and leisure complex.

Brief history of site

The main house was originally a modest 18th-century Palladian mansion. In the late-19th century Lord Overstone commissioned William Milford Teulon to design a vast addition in French Renaissance style, and the park was remodelled, with a large lake. The house was occupied by the Overstone School for Girls for 50 years until it was sold to the New Testament Church of God in 1980. The house was gutted by fire in 2001. The site became a golf and leisure complex in the 21st century.

Location information:

Address: Overstone Park Hotel, Billing Lane, Overstone, Northamptonshire, NN6 0AS

Locality: Northampton

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; Daventry; Overstone

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: SP807653
Latitude: 52.2799 Longitude: -0.818524

Directions:

Between the A43 and the A45, north-east of Northampton

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: golf course

Main period of development: Victorian

Survival: Unknown

Site Size (Hectares): 66

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