Sandringham House and Gardens, King's Lynn, England
Record Id: 3799
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Part/component area of: Sandringham Estate
Brief description of site
Sandringham contains 24 hectares of gardens which have been constantly developed by the four generations of the Royal Family who have used the house, adding elements and features fashionable at the time. Features include the Carrstone rockeries, the formal North Garden, lime avenues and various walks.
Brief history of site
A new house was erected in 1771, and by 1826 there were associated formal gardens. In 1862 Sandringham was bought by Edward, Prince of Wales. He began the development of the gardens, including the addition of lakes and a Pulhamite rock garden designed by William Broderick Thomas in the 1870s, as well as an extensive walled garden. In 1947 the ornate bedding schemes were removed and Geoffrey Jellicoe was commissioned to create a simple formal garden north of the house.
Address: The Sandringham Estate, Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN
Locality: King's Lynn
Norfolk; King's Lynn and West Norfolk; Sandringham
Historical County: Norfolk
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Opening contact details:
The site is open daily between April and October, except for the last week in July. Please see:http://www.sandringham-estate.co.uk/Visiting.asp?S=3&V=1&P=8
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1771 to 1826
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 24