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Langley Park

Hob Uid: 1107611
Location :
Buckinghamshire
Wexham
Grid Ref : TQ0095081581
Summary : Landscape park, pleasure grounds and gardens to Langley Park House. The park was originally a deer park first documented in 1202 and was landscaped 1758 when Lancelot Brown was commissioned by George Spencer, the fourth Duke of Marlborough. The pleasure grounds were created during the 18th or 19th century, the formal gardens between 1882 and 1899. The grounds are now in use as a country park.
More information : Eighteenth century landscape park and woodland containing 19th and 20th century plantations for Langley Park House. Features include an enclosed formal garden with a fountain, and a walled kitchen garden. Lodges are present to the north, southeast and southwest of the house. Tree belts are present on the western boundary with woodland to the north and northeast. The rest of the parkland is mainly of scattered trees and contains a lake which is thought to be mid 18th century in date. Capability Brown implemented a landscaping scheme from 1764. A ha ha to the north and northwest of the house is 18th century in date. A 19th century pinetum is to the north, east and south of the walled kitchen garden. Northeast of the house is a 19th century azalea and rhododendron garden centred on the site of a column of 1805, now demolished. The garden also contains shrubs and lawn divided by curving paths. There is also a 19th century tree avenue south of the garden. A restoration of the park was carried out during the 1980s. The grounds are now a country park and are open to the public. (1)

Landscape park, pleasure grounds and gardens to Langley Park House. The park was originally a deer park first documented in 1202 and was landscaped 1758 when Lancelot Brown was commissioned by George Spencer, the fourth Duke of Marlborough. The pleasure grounds were created during the 18th or 19th century, the formal gardens between 1882 and 1899. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Buckinghamshire (October 1987)
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Vol(s) : Part 4
Source Number : 2
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Buckinghamshire, revised 26-FEB-2004
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Vol(s) : PART 4

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : First documented 1202
Monument End Date : 1202
Monument Start Date : 1202
Monument Type : Deer Park
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18/C19 planting
Monument End Date : 1899
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Pleasance
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Landscaped 1758
Monument End Date : 1758
Monument Start Date : 1758
Monument Type : Landscape Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Created 1882-99
Monument End Date : 1899
Monument Start Date : 1882
Monument Type : Formal Garden
Evidence : Botanical Feature

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Register of Parks and Gardens Legacy No.
External Cross Reference Number : GD1593
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 08 SW 44
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LANGLEY PARK HOUSE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2003-01-01
End Date : 2003-12-31