Record Details

NHER Number:30437
Type of record:Monument
Name:Elmham Park


A mid 18th century walled garden and pleasure ground set in an early 18th century park, extended and embellished in the mid 18th and mid 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 979 215
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

Historic Parkland Grade II.
Replaced Old Park (NHER 1121) to west. Was at first known as Westfield Park as laid out over village west fields.
First laid out in early 18th century when probably landscaped with canals and avenues. Made into landscaped park around 1765 when lake formed. Expanded to east in about 1830 and to north later. Deer in park at this time (later taken to Houghton).
Avenues of 1841 remain in park, also some very old oaks.
Information from (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 28 February 1994.

Monument Types

  • DEER PARK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LANDSCAPE PARK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Registered Park or Garden
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1998. Archaeology of the Landscape Park: Garden Design in Norfolk, England, c. 1680-1840.. BAR (British Series). Vol 268. p 149.
<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Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council.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..

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