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Brief description of site

Stradsett Hall has a park and pleasure grounds of 100 hectares laid out by John Claudius Loudon between 1810 and 1813.

Brief history of site

In 1791 the Elizabethan manor house was accompanied by several ponds and the remains of a medieval moat. After 1807, T P Bagge prepared to remodel the hall and create a 'picturesque' landscape around it. In 1808 he commissioned Humphry Repton to supply a design but it was J C Loudon whom Bagge chose for the commission in 1810. Through successive generations of the Bagge family the main elements of the Loudon landscape have survived.

Location information:

Address: Fincham, PE33 9HA

Locality: Downham Market

Local Authorities:

Norfolk; King's Lynn and West Norfolk; Stradsett

Historical County: Norfolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 143 Grid Ref: TF667058
Latitude: 52.6244 Longitude: 0.46134

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1810 to 1813

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 100

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