Pinbury Park, Cirencester, England
Record Id: 2627
The following is from the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. For the most up-to-date Register entry, please visit the English Heritage website:
Wooded park enclosing early 20th-century terrace gardens of one hectare around 16th-century house.
LOCATION, AREA, BOUNDARIES, LANDFORM, SETTING
Pinbury Park stands at the centre of the north-west side of its roughly triangular wooded park, around 2 kilometres north of the village of Sapperton, 8 kilometres north-west of Cirencester and 12 kilometres south of Cheltenham. The park, of roughly 30 hectares, is mainly bounded by hedges and post and rail fences. To the north-west of the house, the boundary is a about 150 metres long ha-ha. The park encloses two valleys, the sides of the southern valley being densely wooded. There are exceptional views south-east from the house and south, to the valley of the Frome, which forms the western boundary of the park.
REFERENCES Used by English Heritage
R Atkyns, The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire (1712)
S Rudder, A New History of Gloucestershire (1779)
Country Life, 27 (30 April 1910), pp 630-6
D Verey, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire The Cotswolds (1970), pp 224-5
Inspector's Report: Pinbury Park, (English Heritage 1988)
A History of Pinbury Park, guidebook, (Gia Mullings no date)
OS 6" to 1 mile: 1st edition surveyed 1874-82, published 1888; 2nd edition published 1903; 3rd edition published 1924
OS 25" to 1 mile: 1st edition surveyed 1875-82, published 1885
Aerial photographs, 1999 (NMR, Swindon)
Description written: February 2000
Edited: April 2003
The National Heritage List for England: Register of Parks and Gardens Grade II Reference GD1771
House Created 1500 to 1599
The south front of the house was probably built by the Poole family after 1575.
Terrain: The park encloses two valleys, the sides of the southern valley being densely wooded.
External web site link: http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1000778