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Brief description of site

Quenby Hall has an 18th-century park (which originated around 1600) and formal gardens of 2 hectares, including a walled garden. The site is currently (2008) a venue for weddings, corporate events and filming.

Brief history of site

By 1563 the Ashby family had acquired the whole manor, and soon afterwards moved to enclose and depopulate it. The Hall was rebuilt from around 1620 by George Ashby. In the mid-18th century Quenby was purchased by Shukbrugh Ashby (died 1792), who restored what had become a badly neglected house, built a raised terrace or platform around it, and made improvements about the estate.

Location information:

Address: Quenby Hall, Hungarton, Leicestershire, LE7 9JF

Locality: Leicester

Local Authorities:

Leicestershire; Harborough; Hungarton

Historical County: Leicestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 141 Grid Ref: SK702064
Latitude: 52.6508 Longitude: -0.963766

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Recreational/sport

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1620 to 1792

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 100

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