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Brogborough Park

Brogborough Park Farm on a map of 1901
Brogborough Park Farm on a map of 1901

Volume III of The Victoria County History for Bedfordshire was published in 1912 and gives an account of Brogborough Park. It is first mentioned in 1246 when the canons of Dunstable Priory were accused of trespass. The park’s owner was then Walter Wynum, tenant of the de Grey family, which also held the Manor of Brogborough. Like the manor the de Greys held the park from the Barony of Wahull.

In 1326 the park was just thirty acres in extent. In the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547) the park became property of the Crown, perhaps granted to it in 1524 by Sir Henry Grey, like the manor. During the reign of Charles I (1625-1649), the park was granted to John Ashburnham. Around the middle of the 17th century it was held by a Mr Johnson and in 1654 it was bought by John Okey, regicide and owner of the Round House