1470-1471

Henry VI returns briefly.

1580

c 1580

Sir Philip Sidney, staying with Penruddock writes Arcadia nearby.

Describes Clarendon ‘that delicious park which is accounted the best in England’.

1588

c 1588

Kennel Farm (re)built probably on site of royal kennels.

1574 Elizabth I hunting

1574

Elizabeth visits Clarendon. A feast is held in a temporary banquet house, erected using arras cloths. A heavy downpour of rain damages the structure, and the Queen retires to one of the lodges for her meal. Later the weather improves, ‘many deer coursed with greyhounds were overturned’, and over 300 deer were culled by Sir George Penruddock for the queen to gift.

 

1577-1610

Melchet area of Clarendon Forest ‘disafforested’.

1586

William Camden’s Britannia noted of Clarendon ‘…very commodious for keeping and breeding Deer, and once beautified with a royal palace’.

1535

Henry VIII probably visited.

1536

Ivychurch Priory (which supplied clergy to the palace chapels) dissolved.

1542

Antiquary John Leland includes a note on Clarendon park as ‘A very large thing and hath many keepers’ also mentions demolition continuing over many years.

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