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Brief description of site

The site has an 18th-century landscape park and woodland covering about 130 hectares, with mid-19th century formal gardens beside the house.

Brief history of site

By the mid 18th century (Rocque, 1761) most of the park had been laid out, except for the strip to the north of the west drive, with woodland bounding the western edge, and a house and related buildings had appeared on the site of the present house.

Location information:

Address: Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR

Locality: Reading

Local Authorities:

West Berkshire; Basildon

Historical County: Berkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 174 Grid Ref: SU608778
Latitude: 51.4959 Longitude: -1.12557

Directions:

7 miles north-west of Reading on the west side of the A329. Please see:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/basildon-park/how-to-get-here/

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open March - December, 11am - 5pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday except Bank Holidays. Tel: 01 984 3040

Visitor information:

Free parking. Disabled access. Dogs on leads in grounds only. Restaurant.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/basildon-park/facilities-and-access/

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: Before 1761

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 130

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