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Brief description of site

This is an early-19th-century landscape garden with 20th-century developments. The gardens are set within a larger park of around 100 hectares, surrounding an early-19th-century house. Features include a water garden with waterfalls and a grotto.

Brief history of site

In 1795, Colonel John Cockerell returned from Bengal and bought the estate of Sezincote. He started some building work on the estate, including the remodelling of the original house, but died before it could be completed. In about 1805, John's brother Charles had a new house built at Sezincote, around the original house. It was designed by his brother, Samuel Pepys Cockerell. The park and lake were probably designed by Humphry Repton around 1804-5.

Location information:

Address: Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, L56 9AW

Locality: Chipping Norton

Local Authorities:

Gloucestershire; Cotswold; Sezincote

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP172311
Latitude: 51.9781 Longitude: -1.751

Directions:

The gardens lie on the A44 towards Evesham, 1.5 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open on Thursdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2 pm until 6 between January and November.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : Indian-style garden

Site first created: 1795 to 1805

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 100

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