Monument record LMG 009 - Livermere Park

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Livermere Park (see also Livermere Hall - LML 014), established in 1728 - together with Ampton Park (AMP 003). Also partly in Little Livermere (LML 015).


Grid reference Centred TL 8754 7065 (1584m by 1416m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL87SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Livermere Park (see also Livermere Hall - LML 014), established in 1728 - William Kent is stated to have been involved (pers comm Uhi Millington Aug 2010) with the park and pleasure grounds (see LMG 008). Circa 1735-1750 Baptist Lee moved village (LML 003) out of park. With his neighbours, the Calthorpes of Ampton Hall, Lee joined forces & enlarged the existing meres on their properties to form the present linked Livermere Long Water & Ampton Water.
In 1790 Humphry Repton came & produced sketches to improve the park (no red book is however known).
The earthwork bank (& ditch) dividing the two estates still survives - also see Little Livermere 015, as does part of a similar earthwork marking the bounds (pale) of the estate - also see Little Livermere 015 & Ampton 003. In Great Livermere parish the outer pale line now destroyed, marked by dotted line on map. For 1783 & 1836/1837 plottings of park - see (S1)(S2).
See also (R1).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, 1 inch map, 1st edition, sheets 54 & 55, 1836 & 1837.
  • <R1> Unpublished document: Williamson,T. & Taigel, A.. 1992-1994. A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk.
  • <S2> (No record type): Hodskinson J, The County of Suffolk 1783, Suff Records Soc, 15, 1972, map 4.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 20 2019 5:28PM

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