Record Details

NHER Number:31971
Type of record:Monument
Name:Middleton Park

Summary

The two landscape parks that surrounded Middleton Hall and Middleton Cottage are both recorded under this number. The earliest record of a park around Middleton Hall dates from 1800, and the park had perimeter belts, lodges, a kitchen garden and an American garden. The small park around Middleton Cottage, which was built in 1814, had shrubberies, a kitchen garden and pleasure grounds. In the early 20th century the park around Middleton Hall was altered significantly so as to visually appear almost continuous with the park around Middleton Cottage. Middleton Cottage was demolished after 1929 and a housing estate has been constructed within the park, and the remainder has been extensively re-landscaped to form a golf course.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 657 163
Map Sheet:TF61NE
Parish:MIDDLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Historic Parkland as recorded by NCC, see (S1), but not included on (S2).
Combination of parks of Middleton Cottage (built 1814 to 1845 demolished after 1929) and Middleton Hall. Later, continuous parkland. Road diversions 1800 and later to enlarge park. Cottage shubberies and new drive by 1855. Hall pleasure ground and lodge by 1865. Major extensions as one park after 1883 - includes land to south of present A47 road; Middleton Mount included within area now.
Park now all golf course except for timber clumps and remains of pleasure ground at Hall.
See (S1) for more details.
E. Rose (NLA) 30 August 1996.

Monument Types

  • AMERICAN GARDEN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • DRIVE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • GARDEN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • KITCHEN GARDEN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • LANDSCAPE PARK (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • LODGE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • ORANGERY (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • PLEASURE GARDEN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • SHRUBBERY (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • TREE BELT (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • TREE CLUMP (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Norfolk County Council. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England..

Related records

23818Parent of: Late Saxon and medieval pottery found southwest of Middleton Mount (Find Spot)
3394Parent of: Middleton Mount, a motte and bailey castle (Monument)
44661Parent of: Orangery north northeast of Middleton Hall (Building)
44662Parent of: Pergola northeast of Middleton Hall (Building)
23817Parent of: Prehistoric and medieval pottery found northwest of Middleton Mount (Find Spot)
11834Parent of: Site of possible deserted medieval settlement (Monument)
44663Parent of: The Old Lodge (Building)
3420Related to: Middleton Hall (Building)

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