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Brief description of site

Temple Newsam comprises a landscape park and pleasure grounds set in a larger estate. The estate was largely created during the 18th century by William Etty and Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Features include an 18th-century walled garden, a formal garden, lakes and rhododendron walks.

Brief history of site

There was a grand formal garden at Temple Newsam in the 17th century with avenues radiating out into the deer park. This was swept away and redeveloped in the 18th century in two phases, first by William Etty and then by Lancelot Brown in the latter part of the century.

Location information:

Address: Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, off Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE

Locality: Leeds

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Leeds

Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE357320
Latitude: 53.7831 Longitude: -1.45968


The site can be reached from junction 46 of the M1.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park is open throughout the year. The house and farm are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 am.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: country park

Context or principal building: country house

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 370

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