Monument record HNV 012 - Avenue, Hengrave Park

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A broad tree-lined avenue aligned on the front of Hengrave Hall.


Grid reference Centred TL 8268 6804 (423m by 721m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL86NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A broad tree-lined avenue aligned on the front of Hengrave Hall is shown on a map of 1588 (S1). It is also shown on maps of 1742 (S2) and 1769 (S3), J Hodskinson's Map of Suffolk 1783, the OS 1st edition map of 1837, the OS 1: 10560 map and hinted at on the modern 1:10000 map.
1822 description: `Approach was a straight road, raised above the level of the country, fenced on each side by a deep ditch, lined with a triple row of trees and terminating at a large semicircular foss (see HNV 003), over which a stone bridge led, at some little distance to the outer court' (S4).
Avenue running south-eastwards through the park from the southern fa├žade of the hall, earliest known avenue in Suffolk and one of the earliest in England. The avenue was systematically replanted in 19th century with lime and Cedar (S7).

Also note former Avenue `Queen Elizabeth Walk' to W.
See also (R1).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Bury, P746/1 (photocopy of 1588 map).
  • <R1> Unpublished document: Williamson,T. & Taigel, A.. 1992-1994. A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk.
  • <S2> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Bury, 712/58.
  • <S3> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Bury, 712/60.
  • <S4> (No record type): Gage J, History & Antiquities of Hengrave, 1822, 16.
  • <S5> Photograph: Air Photographs. NAU, TL 828 681, JDE 15-16, 1 July 1996 & TL 825 683, JBZ 7-8, 10 July 1996.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Evaluation Archive. Reilly ,D, 1999, Hengrave Hall and park evaluation.
  • <S7> Monograph: Williamson, T.. 2000. Suffolk's Gardens and Parks - Designed Landscapes from the Tudors to the Victorians. p. 23, p.33, p. 142 (photo).

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Record last edited

Jul 2 2018 1:27PM

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