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Brief description of site

Halnaker Park is an medieval deer park situated in the parish of Boxgrove in the Hundred of Box and Stockbridge. The most impressive feature of the landscape is the mature Sweet Chestnut Trees. In essence, the landscape of Halnaker Park has changed little in 370 years, with the exception of changes in land use. More of the park is now under arable cultivation rather than grassland and pasture (as indicated by the field names in 1629).

Brief history of site

The park may have originated in a grant of free warren made to Robert de St John in 1253 for his demense at Halnaker and Goodwood.

Location information:

Address: Halnaker, PO18 0LX

Locality: Boxgrove

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Boxgrove

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU910090
Latitude: 50.8733 Longitude: -0.708045


Halnaker Park is situated to the north of Halnaker village in the parish of Boxgrove, at map reference SU910090.The ruins of Halnaker House are situated at 60 metres on the south slope of rising ground bordered by two north/south running valleys.

Key information:

Form of site: deer park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1253

Main period of development: 13th century

Survival: Extant

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