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Brief description of site

Estcourt Park, an estate owned by the Escourt family from the 14th century to 1996, dates in its present form from the late-18th century and the first half of the 19th century. The park and pleasure grounds were associated with a new house built in about 1779 and now demolished.

Brief history of site

In the early-16th century, Thomas Estcourt created a park. A large manor house was built in the mid-16th century by Edmund Estcourt. An engraving of 1712 shows the house standing in formal gardens and orchards set in a park crossed by avenues. After 1776, the estate was consolidated and a new park, with a lake and ornamented with fir trees, was laid out within the former field system. The house was modernised in the late-1820s and early-1830s.

Location information:

Address: Escourt Estate, Escourt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8XF

Locality: Shipton Moyne

Local Authorities:

Gloucestershire; Cotswold; Shipton Moyne

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 163 Grid Ref: ST897910
Latitude: 51.6177 Longitude: -2.15016

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1500

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 87

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