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Brief description of site

Tusmore was originally a 14th-century park developed in the 17th century to include formal gardens and avenues around a manor house. A new house was designed by Robert Mylne and built in 1770. Pleasure grounds were added, the park was landscaped and a Temple of Peace was constructed. An Arts and Crafts garden was designed in the early-20th century by Imrie and Angell (architects).

Brief history of site

A new house was designed by Robert Mylne and built in 1770. The house was replaced in 1964 to a neo-Georgian design by Claud Phillimore, and again, in the same style, in 2002-03.

Location information:

Address: Tusmore House, Hardwick, Oxfordshire, OX27 7SW

Locality: Bicester

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; West Oxfordshire; Hardwick-with-Yel

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 164 Grid Ref: SP565307
Latitude: 51.9719 Longitude: -1.17893

Directions:

off the A43, north-east of M40 junction 10

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Description

Site designation(s)

The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade II Reference Granary

The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade II Reference Dovecote

Scheduled Ancient Monument Reference site of DMV

Principal building:

House Created 2002 to 2003

The house has a neo-Georgian design.

History

People associated with this site

Builder: Mr Robert Mylne (born 04/01/1733 died 05/05/1811)

Architect: Claud Stephen Phillimore, The Rt Hon.The Lord Phillimore (born 15/01/1911 died 29/03/1994)

Features

dovecote

ornamental lake

References

Organisations associated with this site

Oxfordshire Gardens Trust

Historic England Role: Designating Authority

Imrie & Angell Role: Architects

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