Stansted Park, Havant, England
Record Id: 3060
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Brief description of site
Stansted Park has gardens, pleasure grounds, a landscape park with avenues and 230 hectares of Stansted Forest. The gardens were laid out in the late-19th century but the 12th-century park was further developed from the 17th century. The site also features an arboretum and light railway.
Brief history of site
Stansted probably originated as a park in use for hunting and for timber production in the medieval period. In 1686 Richard Lumley began building a new house on the site of the present one and laying out formal gardens, radiating avenues and parkland on its east side. Lewis Way bought the site in 1804. He replanted the entire estate, including the Forest (although retaining most of the rides), laid out new, informal drives to the house and probably rebuilt the kitchen gardens.
Address: Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX
West Sussex; Chichester; Stoughton
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Recreational/sport
Context or principal building: great house
Site first created: 1100 to 1199
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 520