REDGRAVE PARK
~ an historical tour ~

 

Exploring the history and landscape of Redgrave Park,
Suffolk, from the 13th to the 20th century.


 

Redgrave Park is about 200 acres of land and 50 acres of water in the County of Suffolk in Eastern England.

Its history goes back to the year 1211, at least, when the Abbot of Bury St Edmunds had a hunting lodge in the Park.

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Redgrave Hall was built as a prestigious mansion by Sir Nicholas Bacon.

 

In 1702 the Park and Hall were bought by Sir John Holt, the Lord Chief Justice. His great nephew

rebuilt Hall and remodelled the Park in the 1760s, with help from landscape designer 'Capability' Brown.

 

The Park passed by marriage into the Wilson family 1799, where it remained until 1971.

The Hall was demolished in 1947, and the Park is now partly arable farmland.

       

 

USE THIS WEBSITE TO

 
  • Explore the history of the Park, its landscape, people and buildings.
  • Find out what the Hall looked like, using photos and old plans.
 
       
 

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I hope you enjoy this Historical Tour of Redgrave Park.
Please email us with your comments, any difficulties, or requests for further information.
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Links to interesting local heritage sites
Redgrave History Group Walsham-le-Willows history
Diss Museum Local History Online Magazine
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History  
   
If you know any sites which you think should be included, please email them to me at the address given below.
 

 
Local links
Little Ouse Headwaters Project The Parish Magazine
If you know any sites which you think should be included, please email them to me at the address given below.
 

 
Family history links
Holt ancestry Wilson family history in Westmoreland
Holt family research  
If you know any sites which you think should be included, please email them to me at the address given below.
 

 

 
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Revised: July 12, 2012.