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Brief description of site

Oldbury Court comprises pleasure grounds and a park of 35 hectares surrounding a country house (now demolished).

Brief history of site

Before 1800 there was a small country house with formal gardens set in farmland and enclosed by walls. An extensive designed landscape was described by Shiercliff in 1789. Thomas Graeme purchased the site in 1800. He called in Humphry Repton to advise on the laying out of the grounds, though no red book was produced.

Location information:

Address: Oldbury Court Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2JW

Locality: Bristol

Local Authorities:

Bristol, City of

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST635767
Latitude: 51.4881 Longitude: -2.52708

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Oldbury Court is open throughout the year.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1799 to 1820

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 35

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