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Brief description of site

Ryton House is an early-19th-century villa set within grounds covering 6 hectares. Features include a small park, a lake, and a flower garden.

Brief history of site

The site was part of an Enclosure Award of just over 10 hectares which was made to the Wilcox family in 1760. Stephen Freeman built the present villa in 1806-7. A map of 1820 indicates that by that date the basic form of the surviving landscape had been achieved. The site was until recently a Royal British Legion Club. The site is now derelict.

Location information:

Address: Ryton House, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire, CV8 3QE

Locality: Coventry

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Rugby; Ryton-on-Dunsmore

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP389741
Latitude: 52.3636 Longitude: -1.43016

Directions:

North of the A45 south-east of Coventry.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: villa

Site first created: 1760 to 1807

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 6

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