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Leighton Park  | OS Grid Ref: 415967,478847  | Site classified as: Park:Deer  | HPG Ref: 60007

Map Evidence

1856/7 OS
Historic park and hall now largely submerged under reservoir.
1912 OS
Park not named , reservoir has submerged part of park. Hall is sited and named.
1946 OS Sheet SE 17 NE
As above.

Extract from Site Visit report

Site Description: Site of Park
Site Access: Public road
Parking: On public road
Visibility: Variable
Micro climate: From half way down valley to the bottom, boundary on 210metre contour, bottom c170 metre altitude.
North boundary: Stone wall, small section of fence, reservoir dam. Old boundary obliterated.
South boundary: Stone wall, partly under reservoir.
East boundary: And SE, stone wall
West boundary: Stone wall, and small section of fence.
Buildings: Reservoir dam, bridge to W, pumping station to E.
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: Private road through site along reservoir, track to Reservoir House from W.
Water features: Yorkshire Water reservoir
Other man-made features: Dam, reservoir walls, roads, bridge, pumping station, quarries to W. Pheasant rearing area to NE beyond dam.
Planting: Pasture and moorland, woodland to S, conifer plantation to E beyond dam.
General Condition: Old boundaries remain in place where not flooded, but not recognisable as a park.
Local knowledge: None known
Photographs: (Yes) JAB
Other comments: No sign of remains of Leighton Hall as per 1910 OS map. Historic park largely submerged under reservoir.
Recorder: EB,JAB
Date: 15/10/2009

Additional Information

1610 Speed's Map Of Yorkshire shows site of "New Park" in the area.
1695 Morden's Map of North Riding of Yorkshire also shows "New Park".
1851 map shows 'Site of Leighton Hall', clearly delineating the boundaries of a park.
Only visible from the public road running north from Leighton reservoir, in which are the remains of the hall structure.

Extract from 1851 OS map centred on Site
Extract from OS Landranger map centred on Site
Extract from Google Map image map centred on Site
A section of the deer park boundary wall
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