|HCC Site ID:||1486||Parish:||Tangley|
|Designations:||House LB II||Area:||202 ha|
|Access:||No Public Access||Ownership:||Private|
Photo: Field of the Circular gallops
Location and Site
The village of Hatherden is about three miles north of Andover. Hatherden House and Park lies on chalk downland east of the village , a Roman road forming it’s eastern boundary.
Hatherden Park came into being at the end of the 18th century with the building of the house and the creation of a park on its south side. Farm features behind the house gave way to the development of pleasure grounds; similarly some farm land was added to the park. Tree planting beautified the park and the two carriage drives. The house was surrounded by shrubs and trees with a formal garden, orchards and stables behind. As such it remained in the ownership of Mr. Alfred Butterworth for over thirty years until World War I.
The house and estate remain but reduced in size, the land use more utilitarian and farming has taken precedence. The park is smaller but still has mature trees. Horse riding as a sporting and outdoor pastime has been maintained with a circular gallop north-east of the house.
House and parkland created about 1800; developed during the nineteenth century with tree planting and cultivation of gardens. By 1918 a typical well-maintained country estate noted for landscape scenery, parkland and pleasure grounds. Since then the estate has been reduced in size and the emphasis has shifted from park to farming and to provision for horse riding.
HGT Research: 2007