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Brief description of site

Warnford Park is a park and pleasure grounds surrounding a country house (demolished). It was laid out primarily in the mid-18th century, possibly with the involvement of Lancelot Brown.

Brief history of site

The earliest park enclosure was probably a deer park which stretched between Beacon Hill and Old Winchester Hill. In the late-16th century William Neale built a house near the site of the later mansion. It appears that the Earl of Clanricarde consulted Lancelot Brown over improvements to the landscape in the 1770s. By 1839 the park was quite wooded and views show the mansion sitting in a Brownian-style landscape park with the River Meon forming a lake to the south. Alterations were made to the house throughout the 19th century.

Location information:

Address: Warnford, SO32 3LF

Locality: Winchester

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Winchester; Warnford

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 185 Grid Ref: SU625227
Latitude: 51.0003 Longitude: -1.11069

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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