Record Details

NHER Number:30464
Type of record:Monument
Name:Hunstanton Park

Summary

The walled and moated gardens of Hunstanton Park developed from the 16th century onwards, set around a moated house of 15th century origins within a park which originated as a deer park in the 15th century. This was embellished in the 17th century and was greatly extended in the 19th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6947 4119
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Historic Parkland Grade II (S1).
15th century deer park expanded in 16th century. Three roads removed 1837 and from then until 1860 massive expansion resulted in present layout. Some of park ploughed up in World War Two. Impressive stand of monkey puzzles to south.
For the formal gardens see NHER 55950 and NHER 55951.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 4 March 1994.

September 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The earthworks within Hunstanton Park have been recorded by the NMP mapping under the number of NHER 26941. These include possible medieval features, and post medieval park landscaping features.
S. Massey (NMP), 20 September 2002

See also (S3) for a summary of the development of this park.
A. Cattermole (HES), 11 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • DEER PARK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1400 AD? to 1615 AD?)
  • LANDSCAPE PARK (Medieval to Modern - 1400 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Registered Park or Garden
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF6941/AD - AQ; TF6842/G.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England..
<S2>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk..
<S3>Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1998. Archaeology of the Landscape Park: Garden Design in Norfolk, England, c. 1680-1840.. BAR (British Series). Vol 286. pp 124, 252-3.

Related records

9040Parent of: Park House, Hunstanton Park (Building)
1117Related to: Hunstanton Hall (Building)

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