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Brief description of site

Shugborough has mid-18th-century pleasure grounds, landscape park and walled garden. There are some notable garden buildings by James Stuart and John Webb. There is a formal garden designed by William Andrews Nesfield in about 1855.

Brief history of site

The park has undergone two main phases of development, from around 1720 to 1773, and 1795 to 1805. The park was extended around 1795 after a flood. The site was restored after 1966.

Location information:

Address: Milford, ST17 0XB

Locality: Stafford

Local Authorities:

Staffordshire; Stafford; Colwich

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 127 Grid Ref: SJ992225
Latitude: 52.8001 Longitude: -2.01331


The site is 6 miles east of Stafford, off junction 13 of the M6.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily between March and October. See:

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: historic house

Site first created: 1720 to 1805

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 288

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