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Brief description of site

Minley Manor has 19th-century gardens and pleasure grounds of 519 hectares. The house commands an area of varied topographical interest, with long-distance views over the countryside.

Brief history of site

Raikes Currie bought the land in 1846, at which time the manor was in a poor condition. He set about creating a new manor and estate. Henry Clutton designed a new house which was built between 1858 and 1860. Formal gardens around the house, a kitchen garden, and part of the pleasure grounds were laid out 1861-4. Between 1884 and 1886 extensive additions to the estate were made by the architect George Devey. Messrs Veitch were employed to lay out a Winter Garden, The Plain, and extensions to the pleasure grounds in the 1880s and 1890s. New lodges, a water tower, and a new complex of walled gardens were created after 1896.

Location information:

Address: Minley Manor, Blackwater, Camberley, GU17 9JU

Locality: Blackwater

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Hart; Blackwater and Hawley

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: SU822580
Latitude: 51.3152 Longitude: -0.821946

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1846 to 1899

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 519

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