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Brief description of site

Courteenhall has a landscaped park covering about 150 hectares, with formal gardens close to the house. The park was designed in 1791 by Humphry Repton for Sir William Wake, 9th Bart.

Brief history of site

A new house was built on the site in 1580. It became the principal seat of the Wake family in the late-18th century. The stables were re-built in around 1770, and the present park was begun at around the same time.

Location information:

Address: The Estate Office, Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, NN7 2QD

Locality: Northamptonshire

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; South Northamptonshire; Courteenhall

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: SP761531
Latitude: 52.1709 Longitude: -0.888677


1 mile south of M1 junction 15, on A508

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: Before 1580

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 150

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