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Brief description of site

Blake Hall has an early-18th century park and woodland garden with 19th-century additions, covering approximately 56 hectares. Much of the garden was replanted in the late-20th century.

Brief history of site

A survey of 1700 records the existence of a hall (later demolished). A new house with a double avenue approach off the road and an extensive walled garden is shown on a map of 1777. The house was extended and the gardens re-designed between 1789 and 1804. A park had also been laid out by 1804, possibly by Humphry Repton. In 1820 the house was remodeled by the architect George Basevi.

Location information:

Address: Blake Hall, Bobbingworth, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0DG

Locality: Ongar, Essex

Local Authorities:

Essex; Epping Forest; Bobbingworth

Historical County: Essex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 167 Grid Ref: TL539052
Latitude: 51.7244 Longitude: 0.226796

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1700 to 1777

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 56

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