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Brief description of site

Witley Court is a ruined mid-19th-century house in an older landscape park, itself overlaid on a 16th-century deer park. Around the house are the remains of a large formal garden of the mid-19th century by W.A. Nesfield.

Brief history of site

The deer park was recorded by Saxton in 1577, and on later maps. An ornamental garden within a landscape park developed gradually during the 17th and 18th centuries. The garden was remodelled on a large scale after 1846 by W.A. Nesfield for Lord Dudley.

Location information:

Address: Great Witley, Worcester, WR6 6JT

Locality: Droitwich

Local Authorities:

Worcestershire; Malvern Hills; Great Witley

Historical County: Worcestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 150 Grid Ref: SO769649
Latitude: 52.2817 Longitude: -2.34003


Eight miles north-west of Worcester via the A443.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily from 10 am between April and October. It is open from Wednesdays to Sundays throughout the rest of the year.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1577

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 350

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