Monument record HAM 018 - Henham Park

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Summary

Landscape park designed by Humphrey Repton. Registered Park and Garden. Several earthworks and some cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs within the park, some of which have been recorded elsewhere (WNF 040 and WNF 042).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4539 7760 (1788m by 2995m)
Map sheet TM47NE
Civil Parish WANGFORD WITH HENHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Registered landscape park designed by Humphrey Repton. The Red Book of c 1791 with details of his proposals still survives (S1).
The landscape park embraced an earlier deer park (see HAM 019) and Repton's park was later slighly extended on the E and W sides when new turnpike roads were built, replacing the older roads shown on Repton's plans. Lake proposed by Repton constructed 1991 (S2). Remains of pleasure grounds c 85 ha. in landscape park of c 250 ha, now partly farmland. Remains of formal layout to east of house demolished in 1953 (see HAM 006), lawns to west, views to park. Wooded pleasure-grounds, well-wooded park with areas of lawns. Perimeter planting to W and E; plantations, scattered trees (S2).
HER boundary amended in NE corner after English Heritage map (S3) in October 1995.

March 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
Several earthworks and some cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs within the park, some of which have been recorded elsewhere (WNF 040 and WNF 042), others of which may relate to paths within the park and are mainly visible on one set of photographs (S4), and have therefore not been mapped.
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 12th March 2014.

Features visible on Lidar. See associated files.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): Repton H, Henham Red Book, facsimile copy of 1980's held by Landscape Section of Planning Dept..
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: Copies of Repton's plans from (S1); planning application W12935.
  • <S2> (No record type): Details of planning application W12935..
  • <S3> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Part 39 Suffolk.
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1716 RS 4042-4043 06-SEP-1946 (EHA).

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Record last edited

Sep 22 2020 1:44PM

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