Record Details

NHER Number:30432
Type of record:Monument
Name:Beeston Park, St Lawrence


Park surrounding Beeston Hall. Present park was designed in 1770 by Mr Richmond but an earlier version existed in 1756. Later advice was possibly given by Repton and a stream was dammed to create a lake. The road was diverted around the park and the church brought within it in the 19th century. 19th century mature trees still exist in the park. Aerial photographs show the layout of possible earlier formal gardens.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 332 213
Map Sheet:TG32SW

Full description

Historic Parkland Grade II.
Present park possibly designed by a Mr. Richmond in 1770s. Later advice perhaps by Repton.
Stream across park later dammed to form lake. Mature 19th century trees survive.
See (S1).

Park existed in 1756 and was altered by Richmond c.1770. Suggestions of Repton's involvement are unsubstantiated. Lake formed in 1780-1. Road to west moved 1800 and church brought into park before 1839. Former 19th century pleasure gardens, and a coronation bed for Edward VII, now removed.
See (S2).

See NHER 8288, Beeston Hall, for the Repton theory.

1991. Desk-based Assessment.
Landscape study, part of rejected planning application for a golf course.
See report (S3) for details.
E. Rose (NLA) 25 February 1994.

19 June 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks of possible gardens visible.
See NHER 28356 for details.
S. Massey (NLA).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Registered Park or Garden

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. pp 125-127.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1995. TG3321/G - K.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 3221L - S.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 3321AA - AG.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 3321L-S.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF528.
<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Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council.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>Unpublished Contractor Report: Brown, D. 1991. Beeston Hall Landscape Study. David Brown Landscape Design.

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