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Brief description of site

Thoresby Park has a landscape park which is now considerably reduced by agricultural and forestry development. There are also mid-19th-century formal gardens.

Brief history of site

An estate map was produced in 1680 showed the mansion with a terrace and pleasure grounds. Shortly afterwards William Pierrepont rebuilt the mansion. In 1768 Evelyn Pierrepont commissioned John Carr of York to rebuild the Hall, while his gardener Francis Richardson, and possibly Lancelot Brown, began work on the landscape. Humphry Repton produced a Red Book for the park in 1791, parts of which were carried out. In 1864 Sydney Pierrepont commissioned Anthony Salvin to build a new hall at Thoresby on a site to the north of the old one. Edward Milner laid out a pleasure ground north-west of the hall in the late-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Thoresby Park, near Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP

Locality: Mansfield

Local Authorities:

Nottinghamshire; Newark and Sherwood; Perlethorpe cum

Historical County: Nottinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 120 Grid Ref: SK 638 711
Latitude: 53.2331 Longitude: -1.04564

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is now a venue for weddings, conferences and events.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: commercial

Site first created: Before 1680

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 882

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