Pinbury Park, Cirencester, England
Record Id: 2627
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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
English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England 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