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Brief description of site

St Catherine's Court has terraced gardens of around one hectare overlooking a park of some 4 hectares. Elements of the layout are late medieval, with further work in the early-17th century. There is also 19th century planting.
The house is available for hire, but is not open to the public.

Brief history of site

In the 13th century the site belonged to the Benedictine monastery at Bath and there was a manor house in existence. The manors of St Catherine's and Kelston were granted by Henry VIII to his tailor, John Malte, who paid £1311 and adopted Awdry, an illegitimate daughter of the king. The terraced gardens were created in 1610. After a period of decline, restoration began from 1841.

Location information:

Address: St. Catherine, BA1 8HA

Locality: Bath

Local Authorities:

Bath and North East Somerset; St. Catherine

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST778702
Latitude: 51.4304 Longitude: -2.32072

Key information:

Form of site: terraced garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: After 1610

Main period of development: Early 17th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 5

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