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HER Number:20736
Type of record:Monument
Name:Tixall Park


A landscape park at Tixall Hall. Capability Brown produced plans for alterations to the house and grounds in the late 18th century, however it is unclear as to his involvement in the various improvements.

Grid Reference:SJ 9765 2321
Map Sheet:SJ92SE
Parish:Tixall, Stafford Borough
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    Full description

    Landscape Park: A landscape park on the site of the former Tixall Hall. <1> <2>

    The area of parkland has not been built over. <3>

    Thomas Clifford of Tixall Hall asked Capability Brown to produce plans for alterations to the house and grounds in 1773. Clifford decided, however, that he would build a completely new house and the extent of Brown's involvement in this is unclear. (SB, 07-Nov-2006) <4>

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SST3220 - Written: ? Chris Welch / Bob Meeson / A Taylor (Staffordshire County Council). c. 1993. The Review of the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest - Research. Folder 4 - General Information.
    <2>SST3645 - Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1890-1905. Ordnance Survey 2nd Edition 6" Maps. Paper. 6" to a mile. Staffordshire Sheet XXXVIII. S.W. (1902).
    <3>SST3664 - Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. c1980. Ordnance Survey 1:10000 HER Maps. 1:10000. SJ 92 SE.
    <4>SST322 - Published Book: Michael Gibson (Staffordshire County Library). 1981. 'Capability' Brown in Staffordshire. Page 7.

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