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Wooded park enclosing early 20th-century terrace gardens of one hectare around 16th-century house.


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

Archival items

Aerial photographs, 1999 (NMR, Swindon) 


Description written: February 2000

Edited: April 2003

Site designation(s)

The National Heritage List for England: Register of Parks and Gardens Grade II Reference GD1771

Principal building:

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.

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