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Brief description of site

Stratton Park has formal gardens, pleasure grounds and a landscape park covering approximately 123 hectares. The current layout overlies early formal gardens and a deer park dating from the 1660s formed by Sir William Russell.

Brief history of site

Thomas Wriothesley probably established a park when he was granted a licence in 1664 to enclose a highway near his mansion. A formal landscape was laid out in the late-17th century. In 1801 Sir Francis Baring commissioned Humphry Repton to produce a design for a new house in a landscaped setting. The existing house was largely rebuilt by the architect George Dance the Younger in 1803. There was further work in the late-19th and early-20th centuries by Gertrude Jekyll.

Location information:

Address: Micheldever, SO21 3BW

Locality: Winchester

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Winchester; Micheldever

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 185 Grid Ref: SU542413
Latitude: 51.1684 Longitude: -1.22617

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1664

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 123

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