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Brief description of site

Stancombe Park is a 19th-century landscape park of 20 hectares. There is also a 19th-century 'secret garden' of 4 hectares and 20th-century gardens. The gardens are open for viewing by appointment only.

Brief history of site

Stancombe, where there was a house of some substance and at least a small park, was part of the estate of William Purnell of Dursley (died 1805). The house stayed in that family until 1928. It was then sold, but remains in private hands.

Location information:

Address: Stancombe, Dursley, GL11 6AU

Locality: Stroud

Local Authorities:

Gloucestershire; Stroud; Stinchcombe

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 162 Grid Ref: ST737973
Latitude: 51.6739 Longitude: -2.38173

Directions:

The gardens are east of the B4060, south-east of Stinchcombe.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 27

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