Monday, 8 June 2020

Moggerhanger Park - Bedfordshire

The first house built at Moggerhanger was Georgian. During the years 1790 to 1793 the architect John Soane was commissioned to design and upgrade the mansion. Soane was again commissioned to make further alterations, and these were completed in 1812.

The landscape gardener Humphry Lepton was commissioned to design and create the gardens and grounds, and these can still be enjoyed today.

The house was used as a hospital for most of the 20th century. In 1919 it was opened as TB isolation hospital, and then became an orthopedic hospital in the late 1950s. In 1960 it was renamed Park Hospital, but closed in 1987. The house then went into disrepair, until rescued by the current owners.

Entry to the house and guided tours are available, both through the Historic Houses Association and the management of Moggerhanger Park.

Moggerhanger Park

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