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Brief description of site

Wormsley Grange is a house of about 1740. It was the birthplace of the landscape theorist Richard Payne Knight and his brother, the horticulturist and fruit breeder Thomas Andrew Knight, who established experimental orchards here.

Brief history of site

The house was built around 1740. The Knight brothers were born in the house. Thomas Andrew Knight's experimental fruit plantations were cultuvated here.

Location information:

Locality: Wormsley, Herefordshire

Local Authorities:

Herefordshire, County of; Brinsop and

Historical County: Herefordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 149 Grid Ref: SO435489
Latitude: 52.1355 Longitude: -2.8269


Seven miles north-west of Hereford via the A4110 and a minor road.

Seven miles north-west of Hereford via the A4110 and a minor road.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1740

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

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