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Monument Number 867208

Hob Uid: 867208
Location :
Worcestershire
Wychavon
Hartlebury
Grid Ref : SO8400071500
Summary : Landscape park and sunken garden at Hartlebury Castle. The park was first licenced, as a deer park in 1339 and later landscaped. The sunken garden has been established by 1731and was the work of Bishop Hough. Work in the gardens continued between 1743-1759 and during the late 18th century.
More information : (SO 84007150 centred)

John Leland (C1506-1552) said 'there is a parke and deere' at
Hartlebury and 'a warren for conyes, and fayre pooles, but the soyle
about the castle is barren'. A Parliamentary survey of about the year 1648 notes, 'to this Castle adjoins a fair park, containing 86 acres a 20 perches, yearly value 43 li. Hartlebury was disparked after the death of Bishop Carr, in the year 1841. (1)

Park listed (2).

Medieval deer park at Hartlebury Castle, later landscaped. It contains a tree lined avenue which leads from the southeast to the gatehouses. 18th century illustrations show a formal garden in the sunken area to the south of the castle. This was laid out as an Italian garden with symmetrical bedding during the 19th century. It was converted to a kitchen garden in 1942. (2)

Landscape park and sunken garden. The park was first licenced in 1339 and was documented during the 16th century and mid 17 century. The sunken garden had been laid out by 1731and was the work of Bishop Hough. Work in the gardens continued between 1743-1759 and during the late 18th century. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Shirley E P (1867) English Deer Parks 162-3
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Cantor L (1983) The Medieval Parks of England. A Gazetter, Loughborough University (84 no 27)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Hereford and Worcester (November 1986)
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Vol(s) : Part 20
Source Number : 4
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Worcestershire, revised 01-Jul-2004
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Licenced 1339
Monument End Date : 1339
Monument Start Date : 1339
Monument Type : Deer Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18 landscaping
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Landscape Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Established by 1731
Monument End Date : 1731
Monument Start Date : 1731
Monument Type : Sunken Garden
Evidence : Earthwork, Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Planting continued 1743-59
Monument End Date : 1759
Monument Start Date : 1743
Monument Type : Sunken Garden
Evidence : Earthwork, Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Late C18 planting
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1767
Monument Type : Sunken Garden
Evidence : Earthwork, Botanical Feature

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External Cross Reference Source : Register of Parks and Gardens Legacy No.
External Cross Reference Number : GD1881
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 87 SW 35
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