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Part/component area of: Sandringham Estate

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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.

Location information:

Address: The Sandringham Estate, Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

Locality: King's Lynn

Local Authorities:

Norfolk; King's Lynn and West Norfolk; Sandringham

Historical County: Norfolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 132 Grid Ref: TF695287
Latitude: 52.8292 Longitude: 0.514472

Visitor facilities

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

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 24

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