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Monument Number 346662

Hob Uid: 346662
Location :
Central Bedfordshire
Woburn
Grid Ref : SP9630032900
Summary : Landscape park and pleasure grounds to Woburn Abbey. The park was originally a deer park, landscaped in the 17th century with 18th and 19th century additions. Planting schemes includes examples by George London in the early 18th century and by Charles Bridgeman during the 1730s. In 1805 Humphry Repton produced a red book for the park and gardens and was employed at Woburn until 1810. The gardens were further developed by Percy Cane circa 1930.
More information : (Name Centred SP 963329) Deer Park (NAT) (1)

The Deer Park at Woburn is of no great antiquity, being imparked in
1690. It is one of the largest and finest in England, having an area
of 5,000 acres and being surrounded by a high brick wall. (2,3)

Deer park at Woburn Abbey. It was emparked in 1690, landscaped in the 18th century and contains formal and landscape gardens. Formal gardens were documented at Woburn in 1661, but most of the present layout dates from the 1790s. The ornamental gardens were adapted circa 1930. The park was landscaped by Humphry Repton between 1804-1810. (4)

The landscaping of the park dates from the 17th century with 18th and 19th century additions. Planting schemes includes examples by George London in the early 18th century and by Charles Bridgeman during the 1730s. In 1805 Humphry Repton produced a red book for the park and gardens and was employed at Woburn until 1810. The gardens were further developed by Percy Cane circa 1930. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1960
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Source : The Victoria History of the county Bedford : volume III
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Page(s) : 458-59
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Shirley E P. 1867. English Deer Parks, 126
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Source Number : 4
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Bedfordshire
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Vol(s) : PART 2
Source Number : 5
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Bedfordshire, revised 05-April 2004
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Vol(s) : PART 2

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C17 landscaping
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Landscape Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Early C18 landscaping
Monument End Date : 1732
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Landscape Park, Pleasance
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Landscaped 1730s
Monument End Date : 1739
Monument Start Date : 1730
Monument Type : Formal Garden, Pleasance, Landscape Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Landscaped 1804-1810
Monument End Date : 1810
Monument Start Date : 1804
Monument Type : Landscape Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Altered c1930
Monument End Date : 1940
Monument Start Date : 1920
Monument Type : Pleasance
Evidence : Botanical Feature

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Register of Parks and Gardens Legacy No.
External Cross Reference Number : GD1314
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 93 SE 14
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