Basildon Park, Reading, England
Record Id: 299
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR
West Berkshire; Basildon
Historical County: Berkshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||174||Grid Ref:||SU608778|
7 miles north-west of Reading on the west side of the A329. Please see:
Opening contact details:
Open March - December, 11am - 5pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday except Bank Holidays. Tel: 01 984 3040
Free parking. Disabled access. Dogs on leads in grounds only. Restaurant.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 130