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Sledmere House, Walled Garden

Sledmere House, Knot Garden

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Brief description of site

Sledmere House has an associated landscape park, plantations and gardens. The core is about 300 hectares. Features include an 18th-century octagonal walled garden, a recently laid out parterre and herbaceous borders.

Brief history of site

In 1776 Thomas White prepared a design for the landscape for Christopher Sykes. Lancelot Brown was also consulted and prepared a plan in 1778. Elements from both designs were incorporated.

Location information:

Address: Sledmere House, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 3XG

Locality: East Yorkshire

Local Authorities:

East Riding of Yorkshire; Sledmere

Historical County: East Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 106 Grid Ref: SE 931647
Latitude: 54.0698 Longitude: -0.578808

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open between April and September. It is closed on Saturdays and Mondays.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: pleasure ground

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1776 to 1778

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 300

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