The Ha Ha
After 12 years of phased work by dedicated local craftsmen, the £225,000 renovation of the 18th century Ha Ha was completed in June 2012 and can now be enjoyed by members of the public visiting the park. The sunken wall, built by Capability Brown during his substantial renovations to the House and parkland was designed to keep the deer herd out of the gardens around the house, whilst maintaining uninterrupted views from the West elevation of the house across the Park.
Burghley House Preservation Trust is dedicated to the support of local craftsmen and the employment of a skilled workforce through which apprenticeships can be provided.
Undertaken by local firm Abbey Stone and ably assisted by the Estate Maintenance team, the work on the Ha Ha has restored nearly 300 meters of limestone wall and has removed more than 2500 tonnes of old stone and rubble from the site.