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Brief description of site

Barton Hall is an 18th-century Grade II listed house with a Grade I listed Orangery. The historic parkland was designed by Humphry Repton.

Brief history of site

The hall is an E-plan house with Elizabethan origins and early-18th-century additions. The first documented parkland (1712) involved planting 40,000 trees of several kinds, including a double avenue to the east of the house. The parkland was later redesigned by Repton. A 19th-/early-20th-century owner was Charles Wickstead, a local manufacturer who gave the land for the neighbouring Wickstead park.

Location information:

Address: Barton Seagrave Hall, Barton Seagrave, NN15 6SG

Locality: Kettering

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; Kettering; Barton Seagrave

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 141 Grid Ref: SP888772
Latitude: 52.3856 Longitude: -0.696686


East of Kettering on the A6

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: 1550 to 1600

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10

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