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Brief description of site

The site has the remnants of an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park, which at its most extensive was around 100 hectares in area. It is now about 12 hectares.

Brief history of site

In 1334 Thomas Fermbaud was licensed to impark 100 hectares of land and wood in Battlesden and Potsgrove, seemingly on the site of the current park. Humphry Repton was employed before 1808 by Sir Gregory Page-Turner to alter the house and survey the park. The house was rebuilt for Sir Edward Page-Turner in the early 1860s and demolished shortly after 1885. The principal building is now the stable block, probably dating from the 1860s, now converted to residential use.

Location information:

Address: Battlesden Park, Battlesden, Bedfordshire, MK17 9HW

Locality: Leighton Buzzard

Local Authorities:

Central Bedfordshire; Battlesden

Historical County: Bedfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 153 Grid Ref: SP957289
Latitude: 51.9504 Longitude: -0.60894

Directions:

North-east of Leighton Buzzard

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Site first created: After 1334

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 12

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