Monument record MDR9053 - Landscape park, Tapton House

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Full Description

A late 18th century landscaped park surrounding Tapton House, which was started in 1782. The 94 acre grounds housed vegetable and flower plots, glass-houses and a farm which supplied the house. In 1837 the house was let to George Stephenson (the railway pioneer), who re-landscaped the park with the help of Sir Joseph Paxton. The grounds were turned into a public park in 1931 when the house was opened as a school. The park has been embellished with a labyrinth by James Buchan, which was completed in 1996. (1)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 2001. The Derbyshire Country House: 2. p 313.



Grid reference Centred SK 39281 72218 (682m by 906m)

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Record last edited

Nov 27 2017 3:05PM

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