Record Details

NHER Number:30464
Type of record:Designed Landscape
Name:Hunstanton Park


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


Grid Reference:TF 6948 4119
Map Sheet:TF64SE

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 17th Century - 1400 AD? to 1615 AD?)
  • LANDSCAPE PARK (Medieval to 21st Century - 1400 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Registered Park or Garden

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF6941/AD - AQ; TF6842/G.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.. List Entry 1001006.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. [unknown]. 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 268. pp 124, 252-253.

Related records

64561Parent of: Hunstanton Esker Geological Site (Negative evidence)
9040Parent of: Park House, Hunstanton Park (Building)
1117Related to: Hunstanton Hall and Gardens (Monument)

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2024 Norfolk Historic Environment Service