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Brief description of site

Sutton Park is a landscape park and garden associated with a country house. Features include the pond garden, a small arboretum, the rock garden, terraced gardens, a laburnum walk and the fernery.

Brief history of site

Thomas Atkinson rebuilt the house between 1750 and 1764. A plan for the Sutton estate remains in existence, drawn up by an Adam Mickle. It is unclear whether this would be Adam Mickle senior or Adam Mickle junior. The plan is not dated but was prepared for the Rev Henry Goodricke. He married Anne Harland, whose father left her the estate, in 1767. Goodricke died in 1801, so the plan has to be between the two dates. A small arboretum was created between 1837 to 1901. Peter Coats more recently created new designs including the laburnum walk, canal pond and pond garden. This work took place from 1963 to 1990.

Location information:

Address: Sutton on the Forest, YO61 1DR

Locality: York

Local Authorities:

North Yorkshire; Hambleton; Sutton-on-the-For

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 100 Grid Ref: SE583645
Latitude: 54.0731 Longitude: -1.11054

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open to the public daily between April and September. The house has more restricted opening times.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: After 1720

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 100

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