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Brief description of site

Brocklesby Park is a landscape park containing lakes and woodland, with late-19th-century formal gardens around the house.

Brief history of site

The first recorded mention of a manor house at Brocklesby comes in 1585. A new house was built on a new site in around 1603 and surrounded with 'fine gardens, groves and pleasure houses'. The house was substantially re-modelled in around 1710. Lancelot Brown was commissioned in 1771 to make alterations to the house and to lay out new grounds and James Wyatt to design complementary buildings, including a fine Mausoleum erected in 1786.

Location information:

Address: Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN41 8PN

Locality: Grimsby

Local Authorities:

Lincolnshire; West Lindsey; Brocklesby

Historical County: Lincolnshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 113 Grid Ref: TA137113
Latitude: 53.586 Longitude: -0.28388

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1603

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 600

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