Stoke Park, Stapleton, Bristol, England
Record Id: 3123
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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Brief description of site
This is a park of 140 hectares laid out by Thomas Wright in the 1750s and 1760s around a country house. Stoke Park is of considerable interest as the best documented and most complete surviving landscape design by Thomas Wright. The parkland and woodland have recently undergone partial restoration as public open space.
Brief history of site
Stoke Park House was built in 1563 by Sir Richard Berkeley, and the estate passed through several generations of the family. Lord Botetourt (1717-70) remodelled the house and established the current structure of the landscape with the assistance of Thomas Wright of Durham. From 1908 the House, by then known as the Dower House, became the focus of the Stoke Park Colony for the treatment of the mentally handicapped. Stoke Park was taken over by the NHS in 1948.
Address: Stoke Lane, BS16 1WL
South Gloucestershire; Stoke Gifford
Historical County: Gloucestershire
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The site is redundant hospital land but is crossed by a number of public footpaths.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: hospital
Site Style : Picturesque
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 140