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Brief description of site

Sandford Park is a landscape park covering about 50 hectares. Traces of the early formal and landscape gardens remain, overlaid by a 1930s design by Sir Geoffrey and Lady Peto which covers about 16 hectares.

Brief history of site

The early 18th-century house was possibly built by Gerard Croker (died 1733), with a mid 18th-century park added to the west. The park reached its present extent after 1772, at which time the pleasure grounds were probably also extended. The estate was split up in the 1920s, the house and park being bought in 1930 by Sir Geoffrey Peto and his wife who created a new formal garden south-west of the house, extending the garden west into the park.

Location information:

Address: Sandford Park, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 7AJ

Locality: Chipping Norton

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; West Oxfordshire; Sandford St.

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 164 Grid Ref: SP420267
Latitude: 51.9372 Longitude: -1.39048


The site is east of Chipping Norton.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1733 to 1799

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 50

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