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Brief description of site

This is an asymmetrical formal garden layout with buildings extending to around 1.6 hectares.

The gardens can be hired for events and also have specific open days for the public to visit. Please check the website for details.

Brief history of site

The gardens date mainly from 1732 onwards, and were laid out by Thomas Goldney III. Further modifications were made from 1864 by Lewis Fry. The gardens were then restored by the new owner from 1933 onwards. Since 1969 there has been further development with the construction of the University Halls of Residence.

Location information:

Address: Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BH

Locality: Clifton

Local Authorities:

Bristol, City of

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST574728
Latitude: 51.4526 Longitude: -2.61446


Top of Clifton Hill, Bristol

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: residential building

Site Style : formal

Site first created: Before 1694

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1.6

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