Oversley Park (New Park)

Description of this historic site

A park that was in existence by the Post Medieval period, but which may have originated as a Medieval park attached to Boteler's Castle.

Notes about this historic site

1 A park held by William le Boteler at Oversley is referred to in 1283. Oversley Park, or ‘New Park’ is referred to in the early 17th century: much of the area of this is now in Oversley Wood. 17th and 18th century parks show the park(s), together with coppices in Oversley Wood. There are a number of field names in the surrounding area which indicate that these once lay within parkland, and Oversley Castle is referred to as the Park in 1823.
2 Illustrative maps for 1.

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