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Hackwood Park, Hampshire

Historical Description

Hackwood Park, the property of Lord Bolton, in Hants, 3 miles S of Basingstoke. A hunting-lodge here belonged previously to the Panlets, took from the sport of hawking the name of Hawkwood, corrupted into Hackwood, and after the destruction of Basing House was enlarged and occasionally occupied by the Marquis of Winchester. The present house was built in 1688 by the first Duke of Bolton, and contains some good carvings by Gibbons, and some interesting portraits. An equestrian statue of George I., presented by that monarch to the Duke of Bolton, stands in front, A music room by Vanbrugh, said to have been the favourite retreat of Polly Peachum, the third Duchess of Bolton, also a large amphitheatre, bounded with elms, are in the grounds.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


Online maps of Hackwood Park are available from a number of sites: