Record Details

NHER Number:30486
Type of record:Designed Landscape
Name:Sandringham Park


A mid to late 19th century garden with lakes and rockwork designed by William Broderick Thomas and James Pulham in the 1870s, continuously developed throughout the 20th century to include a garden area designed in 1947 by Geoffrey Jellicoe, set in a park of 18th century origins and extensive woodlands enlarged during the 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 691 283
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

Historic Parkland Grade II*.
Park in existence in 1797 but present park with extensions to south, east and north dates from after 1870. Lakes excavated by W. B.Thomas replacing smaller lake; Pullhamite rockwork includes grotto. Terrace along west from of house formerly overlooked complex 19th century bedding but this grassed over in 1947 when Geoffrey Jellicoe laid out geometric gardens to north. Other early 20th century garden buildings. Walled kitchen garden to east.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 15 March 1994.

According to the (S3) for Middleton Towers, stonework from the ruins was brought to Sandringham to make a rockery.
E. Rose (NLA), 10 March 1999.

Revision of (S1) reduces protected area on south east.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 December 2002.

Monument Types

  • GARDEN HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PARK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Registered Park or Garden

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1999. TF 6928AJ - AK.
---Publication: 2002. Beautiful Homes and Gardens, Golden Jubille Edition, Eastern Daily Press supplement. May.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2008. Royal retreat that was ahead of its time. 19 June.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Royal village fit for a queen. 2 February.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 628.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1998. 'Heartbreak' as famous trees go. 27 February.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England..
<S2>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. [unknown]. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk..
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1018647.

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