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Brief description of site

Clifton Hall has 3.6 hectares of ornamental gardens. Features include a summerhouse designed by Lord Burlington. The site is now used for weddings and corporate functions.

Brief history of site

Sir Gervase de Clifton commissioned John Smythson to do work at Clifton in the early-1630s, apparently in anticipation of a royal visit. By this time terraced gardens already lay - or were now created - to the south of the house. Considerable changes were made to both house and gardens for Sir Robert Clifton before 1748. The gardens, in their current form, were created in the mid-18th century.

Location information:

Address: Clifton Hall, Holgate, Nottingham, NG11 8NH

Locality: Nottingham

Local Authorities:

Nottingham; Clifton North

Historical County: Nottinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 129 Grid Ref: SK540348
Latitude: 52.9079 Longitude: -1.19852

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: Before 1630

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 33

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