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Brief description of site

Panshanger features the remains of an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park covering about 350 hectares. The site includes parkland, woodland, agricultural land, and areas used for sand and gravel extraction. Following gravel extraction the site is to be used as a country park.

Brief history of site

Panshanger is linked to the neighbouring Cole Green estate, which was under the same ownership in the 18th century. Lancelot Brown is known to have worked on the site in the mid-18th century. Humphry Repton was consulted after 1797. Planting began in 1799, continuing over several years, and Cole Green House was pulled down in 1801-2. Panshanger House, modified from Repton's suggestions, was largely built 1806-9. After World War 1 the estate deteriorated. It was broken up and sold out of the family in 1953, and by 1954 the house had been demolished.

Location information:

Address: Panshanger Park, nr Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA

Locality: Hertingfordbury

Local Authorities:

Hertfordshire; East Hertfordshire; Hertingfordbury

Historical County: Hertfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 166 Grid Ref: TL289128
Latitude: 51.799 Longitude: -0.132115


North of Hertingfordbury on the north side of the A414

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Panshanger Park is open to the public. Some areas are restricted but there are many new permissive paths.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: country park

Site Style : informal

Site first created: After 1704

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 350

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