Monument record HXN 022 - Oakley Park; Hoxne New Park (PMed)

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Summary

Formerly a deer park of the Bishops of Norwich, New Park was in existence by 1326-7 (see Med).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1743 7705 (1186m by 1830m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM17NE
Civil Parish BROME AND OAKLEY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish HOXNE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Formerly a deer park (S6) of the Bishops of Norwich, New Park was in existence by 1326-7 (see Med). Mapped in 1619 by William Stokes (S1), in 1700 by Thomas Dade (S2) and by T Skynner in 1757 (S3). The last shows the park enlarged from that in 1619. The 1757 map also shows a curiously shaped `Paddock' in the middle of the S part of the park - the outline consists of 4 curved arcs with 4 triangular projections between them. A straight avenue is shown (see HXN 024). A complex woodland garden with paths and buildings is shown in Well Plantation to the N of the house and another ornate garden with buildings is shown on the flat land to the east of the house. The gardens were re-organised in the C19. A large walled garden was made SE of the house and to the west of the walled garden an ornamental garden with woodland walks, terraces and a summerhouse was created. Since the destruction of the main house in the 1930s, a house, Park House, has been built in the former gardens. Much of the layout seems to survive, but minus most of the architectural fittings.
Park was much enlarged in the C19 - c. 500 acres in 1855 (S5). Park outline shown on OS 1:10560 map. Now disparked.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich HD40:422.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: photocopies of parts of S1, S3 & S4.
  • <S2> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich HB21:280/1.
  • <S3> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich HA68:484/752.
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, 2nd ed, 1904.
  • <S5> (No record type): White's Directory of Suffolk, 1855.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Liddiard, R. (ed). 2007. The Medieval Park: New Perspectives. Hoppitt R, 'Hunting Suffolk's Parks: towards a reliable chronology of imparkment'.

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Record last edited

Jun 27 2018 2:14PM

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