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HATFIELD PARK

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Landscape park and gardens to Hatfield House covering an area of 7.5 square kilometres. The park was created from the Medieval Hatfield Parks by the early 17th century and extended in the late 18th century. Gardens were documented during the late 15th century and comprised formal garden compartments. Formal gardens were also created during the early 17th century with designs created by gardeners Mountain Jennings and Robert Bell. These gardens included designs by Thomas Chaundler in 1610-11, and Salomon de Caus in 1612. The head gardener during this period was John Tradescant. The gardens were restored and developed during mid 19th century and in the late 20th century.

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