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Brief description of site

The gardens associated with the late 16th-century Ablington Manor are mature and well-tended. The grounds slope down to the River Coln.

Brief history of site

In the beginning of the 16th century, the property was leased to the Howse family, until it was acquired by John Coxwell in 1574. He built a small manor house on the site, which was apparently parkland, in 1590.

Location information:

Address: Ablington Manor, Ablington, Cirencester, GL7 5NY

Locality: Bibury

Local Authorities:

Gloucestershire; Cotswold; Bibury

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 163 Grid Ref: SP104076
Latitude: 51.767 Longitude: -1.8507

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

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