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Brief description of site

The site at Compton Verney has medieval origins. The present house was developed by Robert Adam in the 1760s from an early-18th-century house, and at the same time the park was landscaped by Lancelot Brown. After decades of neglect, it is in the process of being restored following its purchase by the Peter Moores Foundation in the 1990s.

Brief history of site

Sir Richard Verney built a substantial courtyard house in 1442-3. Additions were made to the house in the late-16th century. In around 1714, the estate was inherited by the Dean of Windsor, who began an ambitious remodelling of the house. At the same time an extensive formal landscape was created, recorded on a plan of 1736. Plans for the extension of the house were commissioned from Robert Adam, and in 1768 Lancelot Brown prepared plans for the surrounding landscape.

Location information:

Address: Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Locality: Stratford-on-Avon

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon; Compton Verney

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP311528
Latitude: 52.1726 Longitude: -1.54666

Directions:

7 miles east of Stratford-on-Avon on the B4086, 6 miles from M40 junction 12. Please see:
http://www.comptonverney.org.uk/plan_your_visit/directions.aspx

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open mid-March to mid-December, Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm.http://www.comptonverney.org.uk/plan_your_visit/opening.aspx

Visitor information:

Parking Shop Refreshments WCs. Please see:
http://www.comptonverney.org.uk/?page=visit

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: After 1442

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 210

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