Chastleton House, Stow-on-the-Wold, England
Record Id: 768
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
This is an early formal garden of about 1 hectare, set within traces of a landscape park covering about 14 hectares. The gardens date from the early-17th century with later alterations. It is reputed that the rules for the game of croquet were created here.
Brief history of site
Robert Catesby, then the owner of the site, was murdered in 1605, and around this time the property was bought by Walter Jones and the house demolished. In its place Jones built the present house, probably between 1607 and 1612, and is likely to have constructed the rectangular, walled garden compartments at this time or a little later.
Address: Chastleton House, Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire, GL56 0SU
Oxfordshire; West Oxfordshire; Chastleton
Historical County: Oxfordshire
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6 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. 4 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh. On the A436.
Opening contact details:
The site is open between April and October, Wednesday- Saturday.
01 608 674355
Access by timed ticket only, which must be pre-booked. April to September - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1 - 5pm. October - same days, 1 - 4pm.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: manor house
Site first created: Before 1605
Main period of development: Early 17th century
Site Size (Hectares): 15