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This site has the following component area(s):

Sledmere House, Walled Garden

Sledmere House, Knot Garden


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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