Use Places & People to search over 6,600 parks and gardens in the UK and 2,100 biographies of people associated with them. Image location: Bedgebury National Pinetum

Learn about the rich heritage of parks and gardens in Topics.
Image location: Powis Castle

Follow News & Events, updated regularly with the latest information affecting historic parks and gardens. Image location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit the Schools for ideas and activities to encourage the interest of children and young people in their local parks. Image location: Trentham

Join us as a volunteer and Research & Record historic parks and gardens in your area.
Image location: Cirencester Abbey

View the Illustrated Glossary which provides definitions and accompanying images for terms and concepts associated with historic parks and gardens. Image location: Pannett Park

Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.

Loading...

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.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/place-pages/345/pages/opening-times-calendar

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

Print preview