Downton Castle, Ludlow, England
Record Id: 1124
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Downton Castle features a hilly and wooded Picturesque landscape park of the late-18th century, laid out along a river gorge crossed by ornamental bridges.
Brief history of site
Richard Payne Knight inherited the estate in 1772 and developed its Picturesque layout. Terrace gardens were added by W.A. Nesfield in 1865. The site is now a National Nature Reserve.
Address: Downton on the Rock, near Ludlow, SY8 2LG
Herefordshire, County of; Downton
Historical County: Herefordshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||148||Grid Ref:||SO445748|
Six miles west of Ludlow via the A49, then the A4113, then a minor road south-west towards Downton on the Rock.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: nature reserve
Context or principal building: house
Site Style : Picturesque
Site first created: Before 1772
Main period of development: Late 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 350