Sandringham House and Gardens 3799

King's Lynn, England, Norfolk, King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Brief Description

Sandringham contains 24 hectares of gardens which have been constantly developed by the four generations of the Royal Family who have used the house, adding elements and features fashionable at the time. Features include the Carrstone rockeries, the formal North Garden, lime avenues and various walks.

History

A new house was erected in 1771, and by 1826 there were associated formal gardens. In 1862 Sandringham was bought by Edward, Prince of Wales. He began the development of the gardens, including the addition of lakes and a Pulhamite rock garden designed by William Broderick Thomas in the 1870s, as well as an extensive walled garden. In 1947 the ornate bedding schemes were removed and Geoffrey Jellicoe was commissioned to create a simple formal garden north of the house.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open daily between April and October, except for the last week in July. Please see: http://www.sandringham-estate.co.uk/Visiting.asp?S=3&V=1&P=8

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.
Features
  • Pleached Trees
  • Description: Pleached lime avenue.
  • Pulhamite
  • Description: A Pulhamite rock garden designed by William Broderick Thomas in the 1870s.
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  • 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.
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  • Walk
  • Description: Woodland walk.
  • Statue
  • Description: Buddha statue.
  • Statue
  • Description: Old Father Time statue.
  • Gate
  • Description: The old entrance gates to the 1771 house (today known as the Old Norwich Gates) are extant but have been repositioned.
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  • Stable Block
  • Description: The stables are now used as tearooms.
  • Walk
  • Description: Stream walk.
War Memorial, Lake
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open daily between April and October, except for the last week in July. Please see: http://www.sandringham-estate.co.uk/Visiting.asp?S=3&V=1&P=8

Directions

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

Civil Parish

  • Sandringham
Associated People
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

Click Here

Other websites

Owners

  • Her Majesty The Queen

References

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