Wakefield Lodge, Towcester, England
Record Id: 7584
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
The planting on Wakefield Lawn has all but disappeared today, as almost the whole area is now under arable cultivation. Much of the house was demolished in 1948, but the wing by William Kent remains. The Victorian dairy farm and walled garden also survive, as does the formal ha-ha in front of the house.
Brief history of site
The house was first used as a hunting lodge. The conscious designing of the landscape seems to have started from the middle of the 18th century, and carried through into the 19th century when Victorian formality appears to have been appended to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown's earlier landscaping.
Address: Potterspury, Towcester, Northampton, NN12 7QX
Northamptonshire; South Northamptonshire; Potterspury
Historical County: Northamptonshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||152||Grid Ref:||SP737425|
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Agriculture and subsistence
Context or principal building: house
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Survival: Part: standing remains