Swinton Park, Harrogate 6838

Ripon, England, North Yorkshire, Harrogate

Brief Description

The site has a landscape park laid out in the 1760s. There were gardens on the site from at least 1699. Features include a 'Coffin Pond' with stone coffins of possible Saxon date laid out around the boathouse. There is also a serpentine lake, walled garden, rockery, icehouse and sunken path.

History

The earliest record of a garden on the site dates from 1699, with a reference to a garden laid out by George London. The site was landscaped in the 1760s.

Features
  • Lake
  • Earliest Date:
  • Pond
  • Description: Coffin pond
Rockery
Access & Directions

Directions

http://www.swintonpark.com/getting_to_us.html
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Swinton with
Associated People

Just one person associated to Swinton Park, Harrogate

References

Contributors

  • Nidderdale AONB Historic Parks and Gardens project