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Brief description of site

The small Master's Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital has occupied the same site since at least the 16th century and probably before. Renovated in the late-20th century, it essentially retains its original structure. It is situated behind the late 15th-century, timber-framed buildings that have served the role of an almshouse since the 16th century.

Brief history of site

There was a garden on the site from the mid-16th century at least. After the almshouse was founded in the late-16th century the garden continued as an area for recreation and growing food. There have been few changes to its structure since that time. In 1993 the garden was renovated and replanted under the guidance of the landscape historian Susan Rhodes and the landscape architect Geoffrey Smith.

Location information:

Address: Lord Leycester Hosptial, 60 High Street, Warwick, West Midlands, CV34 4BH

Locality: Warwick

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Warwick

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP280648
Latitude: 52.2806 Longitude: -1.591

Directions:

At the west end of the High Street, just inside the medieval West Gate.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The Master's garden is open from Easter to September for part of the week. For details see:http://lordleycester.com/information/

Key information:

Form of site: town garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: almshouse

Site first created: After 1571

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Reconstructed

Site Size (Hectares): 0.25

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