Warnford Park, (also known as Belmont), Winchester, England
Record Id: 3428
This site is NOT open to public.
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.
Address: Warnford, SO32 3LF
Hampshire; Winchester; Warnford
Historical County: Hampshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||185||Grid Ref:||SU625227|
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