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Sandringham Country Park

Introduction

The parkland of 142 hectares was designated as a Country Park in 1968 and subsequently enlarged to 243 hectares (125 hectares registered). The park features two waymarked nature trails and woodland paths.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.sandringham-estate.co.uk/Visiting.asp?S=3&V=1&P=11

Terrain

The grounds both in the gardens and the park are gently undulating with a fall from north-west to south-east and to the south.
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The country park is open daily throughout the year and has free access and parking.

Directions

http://www.sandringham-estate.co.uk/Location.asp?S=12&V=1&P=43

Owners

Her Majesty The Queen

History

Period

18th Century

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  • Reference: Norfolk Coast
  • The National Heritage List for England: Register of Parks and Gardens

  • Reference: GD2019
  • Grade: II*

Features

  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is in Jacobean style, and replaced an earlier building. It was enlarged in 1881-4 and enlarged and restored after a fire in 1891.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: The park is planted mainly with Corsican and Scots pine mixed with oak, sweet chestnut and birch.
  • Walk
  • Description: There are two nature trails.
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: Wild wood.
  • Walk
  • Description: Sculpture trail.
  • Boundary Wall
  • Description: A high carstone wall surrounds the park.
Key Information

Type

Country Park

Purpose

Public Park

Principal Building

House

Period

18th Century

Survival

Extant

Hectares

243

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Sandringham

References

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