Sandbeck Park and Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire, England
Record Id: 2902
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Sandbeck Park and Roche Abbey have gardens, pleasure grounds and a landscape park. The pleasure grounds at Sandbeck cover around 9 hectares within a park of some 250 hectares. Roche Abbey is a site of some 23 hectares.
Brief history of site
The Cistercian monastery of Roche Abbey was founded in 1147. Sandbeck was granted to the abbey in 1241. A Royal licence to impark about 150 hectares of the Sandbeck estate was granted in 1637. Work was undertaken by Capability Brown between 1760 and 1781, and by James Paine. There was further work in the 19th century and in 1908. The site remains in private ownership, with the Abbey ruins under the guardianship of English Heritage.
Address: Maltby, S66 8NW
Locality: South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire; Rotherham; Maltby
Historical County: Yorkshire
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The site is off the A634, south of Maltby.
Opening contact details:
Roche Abbey is open between March and September on Thursday-Sunday and bank holidays. Sandbeck Park, however, is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: heritage site
Site first created: After 1147
Main period of development: Late 18th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 273