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BURGHLEY PARK

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Landscape park, formal gardens and pleasure grounds to Burghley House covering an area of 500 hectares. The park was enclosed between 1555 and 1580s and had expanded in area by the mid 17th century and included planting by George London in 1702. Lancelot Brown was commissioned to redesign the park in 1754 and his work was completed by 1777. Extensions to the park took place between 1793 and 1802. Additional tree planting took place between 1804-1867. Formal gardens, designed by George London and Moses Cook, were laid out in 1683. Further changes to the gardens took place between 1804-1867. Additional formal gardens were planted after 1898.

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