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Brief description of site

Barningham Hall is set in an early-19th-century landscape park which includes woodlands, a lake and a walled garden. The gardens surrounding the hall cover 1.5 hectares, the south terrace of which was landscaped by Humphry Repton. The parkland includes the remains of St Mary's Church.

Brief history of site

The hall was built in 1612, probably replacing an earlier building. By 1785, the west avenue had been planted and ornamental grounds had been laid out around the hall, but there is no evidence of a park from this period. Humphry and John Adey Repton were commissioned to remodel the hall in 1805. It is thought that they were also involved in the layout of the park and gardens. After 1815 the park was expanded, covering 100 hectares by 1850. Since that time it has changed very little.

Location information:

Address: Matlaske, Holt, North Norfolk, NR11 7HY

Locality: Matlaske

Local Authorities:

Norfolk; North Norfolk; Matlask

Historical County: Norfolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 133 Grid Ref: TG147354
Latitude: 52.8732 Longitude: 1.18878

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1805

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 150

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