Rushton Hall, Kettering, England
Record Id: 4872
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Rushton Hall has early 20th-century formal terraced gardens designed by Thomas Mawson. The house is currently (2008) a hotel and sits in wider parkland, under separate ownership, with features dating back to the 16th century and later. The 16th-century Triangular Lodge in the former parkland is owned by English Heritage and is open to the public.
Brief history of site
The park was enclosed in the late 16th-century by Sir Thomas Tresham. The Cullen family created extensive formal gardens during the 18th century, which may have been based on an earlier layout. They included walled gardens, a canal, a formal wilderness and a viewing mount. The designed landscape was made more informal during the 19th century. In the early 20th century Thomas Mawson was commissioned to design a formal garden, which followed the layout of the earlier garden. The estate was divided in the mid-20th century and Rushton Hall was a school for some time before becoming a hotel.
Address: Rushton Hall, Desborough Road, Rushton, Northamptonshire, NN14 1RR
Northamptonshire; Kettering; Rushton
Historical County: Northamptonshire
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Opening contact details:
The Triangular Lodge is open from 11 am, Thursdays to Sundays, between April and October. Other parts of the site may not be accessible.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: hotel
Main period of development: 16th century
Site Size (Hectares): 92