The Deene Park estate has belonged to the Brudenell family since 1514, when it was acquired by Sir Robert Brudenell. It was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan, the most notable of which was the 7th. Earl, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava in 1854.
The large house is built round a spacious courtyard, and though much of what is seen today was developed by the Brudenells, there are visible remains of the original medieval manor. The park contains a lake and gardens, where visitors may picnic before exploring the house.
A manor, owned by the monks of the Abbey of Westminster, was in existence at Deene at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. The estate was owned by the de Dene family in the 13th and 14th centuries, followed by the Tyndales in the 15th century, and then by the Littons, until it was sold to Sir Robert. Following the death of Sir Robert in 1520, the property was taken over by Sir Thomas, and subsequently by Sir Edmund in 1549, who entertained Queen Elizabeth I at Deene in 1566.
Situated off the A43 Corby to Stamford road, approximately four miles north of Corby.
Further Information and Opening Times
Visit the Deene Park web site.