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Brief description of site

Pishiobury has the remnants of an 18th-century landscape park, re-designed by Lancelot Brown. At its most extensive the site covered about 100 hectares. The present parkland and agricultural land around the house covers about 17 hectares. Features include an oak walk and a lodge.

Brief history of site

The manor house was re-built in about 1585. Alterations were made by Inigo Jones in 1615. By 1700, the manor house had an associated small deer park, bowling green, walks and ornamental trees. By 1766, the park had been laid out formally with four avenues of trees, and several rectangular enclosures around the house, and possibly kitchen gardens. The house was destroyed by fire soon afterwards. It was rebuilt on the same site around 1782-4 by Jeremiah Miles, under the direction of James Wyatt. The estate was sold into divided ownership in the 20th century.

Location information:

Address: Pishiobury Park, Harlow Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0AF

Locality: Sawbridgeworth

Local Authorities:

Hertfordshire; East Hertfordshire; Sawbridgeworth

Historical County: Hertfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 166 Grid Ref: TL479138
Latitude: 51.8033 Longitude: 0.143651


South east of Sawbridgeworth

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1585

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 65

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