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Brief description of site

Alscot is a landscape park of about 100 hectares. It surrounds a large gothic house dating from 1752, with 19th and 20th-century garden development. There are also formal gardens of about 2 hectares, including a lavender garden, orangery, walled vegetable garden and herb beds.

Brief history of site

There has been a manor house on the site since the 12th century. The park was developed in the 15th century. The house was re-modelled in the early-17th and early-18th century. In 1747 the estate was sold to the West family, in whose ownership it remains. The house was rebuilt in a distinctive Rococo Gothic style in two stages, the first, in 1750-2, coinciding with improvements to the grounds, probably with the advice of Sanderson Miller. Further changes were made in the mid-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Atherstone-on-Stour, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8BL

Locality: Atherstone-on-Stour

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon; Shipston on Stour

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP209504
Latitude: 52.1515 Longitude: -1.69595

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open to groups by special arrangement ONLY.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 100

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