Blenheim Park

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Blenheim Park,

estate, Oxfordshire, central England, near Woodstock. The stately Blenheim Palace was designed by Sir John VanbrughVanbrugh, Sir John
, 1664–1726, English dramatist, architect, soldier, and adventurer, b. London, of Flemish descent. In 1686 he obtained a commission in the army. He was arrested for espionage in 1690 and spent two years in a French prison.
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 and stands on spacious grounds that included entensive formal gardens that were removed in the 1760s when Capability BrownBrown, Capability
(Lancelot Brown), 1715–83, English landscape gardener, b. Kirkharle, Northumberland. The leading landscape gardener of his time, he is known for designing gardens that broke with the French formal tradition.
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 redesigned the parklands. Seat of the dukes of Marlborough, the palace was the gift of Queen Anne to the first duke in honor of his victories in the War of the Spanish Succession. Its construction lasted from 1706 to 1729.
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Blenheim Park offers personal and commercial insurance coverage for its British and European customers.
Des O'Connor, the managing director of the companya[euro](tm)s London-based retail insurance broker Gallagher Heath Insurance Service, will direct the team led by Michael Farley, who will continue to manage the Blenheim Park operations from the current sites in Croydon and Tunbridge Wells.Country: UKSector: InsuranceTarget: Blenheim Park LtdBuyer: Arthur J Gallagher & CoType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
He drew up the master plan for restoring and replanting Capability Brown's masterpiece at the Duke of Marlborough's Blenheim Park and took charge of restoring Knole Park, Kent, after the destruction caused by the great storm of 1987.
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Mr Willet said: 'It is important for us to position ourselves at the forefront of both markets and this is something we are doing extremely well in the Midlands, with Park Central representing the best in class in urban regeneration and Blenheim Park in the Cotswolds and Cotswold Grange at Albrighton combining the benefits of accessibility to major urban centres with rural settings.
A total of 97 new homes are planned for the scheme, to be known as Blenheim Park and the housebuilder is promising a fitting mix of designs.
Crest Nicholson will be well aware of this by now as they launch the first release of 15 properties at Blenheim Park, initially, a choice of three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached houses.
100 YEARS AGO: At the Oxford Assizes, yesterday, before Mr Justice Day, Joseph Stockley (64), jeweller, with various aliases, pleaded guilty to burglary at the house of Duke Marlborough's steward, in Blenheim Park, Woodstock, and stealing silver and several articles of jewellery.