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Brief description of site

Youngsbury has an mid-18th-century landscape park and woodland covering about 56 hectares. The gardens around the house occupy about four hectares, including 16th- and 18th-century walled gardens.

Brief history of site

In around 1745, David Poole built a new mansion at some distance north of the old one, which was demolished. During the 1760s, or possibly earlier, Lancelot Brown produced a design for the park.

Location information:

Address: Youngsbury Park, Youngsbury, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0TZ

Locality: Hertford

Local Authorities:

Hertfordshire; East Hertfordshire; Thundridge

Historical County: Hertfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 166 Grid Ref: TL369179
Latitude: 51.8429 Longitude: -0.0141595


East of the A10, north of Hertford.

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: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 60

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