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Brief description of site

Waterston Manor has early-20th-century formal gardens of around two hectares. Features include a sundial, a stone-edged canal and an orchard.

Brief history of site

The present gardens were designed by P Morley Horder in about 1912, and shown in this new but complex form in Country Life, 12 Feb 1916. The layout and planting is now much simplified, but retains the essential form.

Location information:

Address: Waterston Manor, Puddletown, Dorset, DT2 7SP

Locality: Dorchester

Local Authorities:

Dorset; West Dorset; Puddletown

Historical County: Dorset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 194 Grid Ref: SY735952
Latitude: 50.7558 Longitude: -2.37704

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: 1912

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2

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