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Brief description of site

Stapleford Hall has a 17th-century deer park landscaped in the 18th century and later modified by Lancelot Brown, which at its most extensive was 325 hectares. The gardens immediate to the hall contain several walled gardens, lawns and ornamental borders. Stapleford Hall is now used as a hotel and country retreat.

Brief history of site

William Sherard rebuilt the hall and created the park in the early-17th century. The Hall was greatly enlarged in about 1670. Lancelot Brown was commissioned to landscape the park in around 1770. Between around 1818 and 1834, the park was enlarged to its present size, most of its ornamental woodland planted and many of the lodges and other estate buildings constructed. The Hall is now a hotel.

Location information:

Address: Stapleford Hotel, Stapleford, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF

Locality: Melton Mowbray

Local Authorities:

Leicestershire; Melton; Freeby

Historical County: Leicestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 130 Grid Ref: SK813180
Latitude: 52.7535 Longitude: -0.796863

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: 1600 to 1699

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 300

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