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Brief description of site

Thorngrove is an 18th-century house on an ancient site. It is set in a landscape park. The property was owned by Lucien Bonaparte from 1810 to 1814. Features include extensive lawns, a serpentine lake, an observatory, orchards and parkland.

Brief history of site

The present house replaces earlier houses on the site beginning in the 16th century. Lucien Bonaparte lived here from 1810 to 1814.

Location information:

Address: Grimley, Worcester, WR2 6NP

Local Authorities:

Worcestershire; Malvern Hills; Grimley

Historical County: Worcestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 150 Grid Ref: SO822599
Latitude: 52.237 Longitude: -2.26207

Directions:

Four miles north-west of Worcester via the A443 and a minor road.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1500 to 1599

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

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