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Brief description of site

Woodchester Park has the remains of an extensive 18th-century landscaped park of around 400 hectares, with a 19th-century mansion near the western end. One of the Repton's sons was involved. Gilpin's involvement is uncertain.

Brief history of site

An estate, park, and lodge were put together in the Inchbrook valley from 1580. From 1703, the lodge was replaced by a new house, probably associated with which were formal gardens. In 1782 Lancelot Brown was brought in and Woodchester surveyed but no changes, at least directly, seem to have followed. In 1845 a new mansion was commissioned to replace the old house, but was never completed.

Location information:

Address: Nympsfield, GL10 3TS

Locality: Stroud

Local Authorities:

Gloucestershire; Stroud; Woodchester

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 162 Grid Ref: SO799014
Latitude: 51.711 Longitude: -2.29231


The gardens are off the B4066 4 miles south-west of Stroud.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open daily from 9 am until dusk throughout the year.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: mansion house

Plant type/environment: water garden

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 400

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