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Brief description of site

Charlecote Park originated in the medieval period as a deer park. The present house was begun in 1551, and formal gardens were added in the 17th century. The park was landscaped in 1760 by Lancelot Brown. There were further developments in the 19th and mid-20th centuries. The present site occupies about 105 hectares.

Brief history of site

Charlescote Park House was begun in 1551 on a medieval site. The house was restored and enlarged in about 1829 by Thomas Willement and, between 1847 and 1867, by John Gibson. The gatehouse dates to about 1558. The stables and brewhouse are 17th century. The mid-19th century Orangery is by Gibson, as are the gates and lodge, which dates to 1865.

Location information:

Address: Charlecote Park, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9ER

Locality: Stratford-on-Avon

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon; Charlecote

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP263 564
Latitude: 52.2052 Longitude: -1.61657

Directions:

5 miles east of Stratford-on-Avon on the north side of the B4086.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from May to October, 10.30am to 6pm, Mon/Tue/Fri/Sat/Sun.
November to December, 11am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Visitor information:

Shop. Parking. Refreshments. WCs. Disabled access.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: Before 1551

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 105

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