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Brief description of site

Uppark House has pleasure grounds and a landscape park laid out to schemes designed in part by Humphry Repton. The gardens are now fully restored.

Brief history of site

Ford Grey, later created Earl of Tankerville, built the present house around 1690 and laid out formal gardens and rides through the park. In 1746 the site was sold to Matthew Fetherstonhaugh who extended the estate and carried out further substantial alterations to the house and grounds, including work in the ornamental gardens to a plan attributed to Lancelot Brown. Humphry Repton was engaged to improve the house and grounds in 1793 and a Red Book was produced in 1810.

Location information:

Address: South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex, GU31 5QR

Locality: Petersfield

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Harting

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU780176
Latitude: 50.9526 Longitude: -0.89093

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open from 12.30 pm between March and October. The site is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site Style : Picturesque

Site first created: 1690

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 362

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