The second part of the project was to work on the Serpentine; an artificial length of water which is viewed from the mansion to the north and the Oak Avenue to the south, giving you the illusion of a large flowing river. We removed the overgrown Alder trees which had started to encroach into the bank sides of the Pool and disrupt the bend, which had gradually started to disappear. The contractors have back-filled the areas and re-established the large bend in the pool.
Restoring Farnborough's Historic Parkland - phase 1
Farnborough Hall is a registered historic parkland and a rare example of a 'ferme ornee'. We endowed Farnborough Hall in the 1960s and we're now embarking on a restoration and conservation programme with Natural England to transform the Parkland back to it's 18th-century style, opening up the views and vistas.
A brief history
A partnership for the future
- for wildlife
- the historic environment
- and resource protection
An 18th-century experience
07 Dec 15
Work completed on the Serpentine
09 Nov 15
Completing the work on the pools
Throughout the year we have had contractors working on the pools around the Estate. This has been one of the largest projects we have been involved in. With an archaeologist on hand the contractors have stripped down and rebuilt the southern Sourlands Weir, stabilised the bank sides and refurbished the pathways. This has enabled people to walk side by side around the pool as they would have done in the 18th century.