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  • England , High Wycombe

    Ibstone House has late 18th-century formal gardens, with an area of parkland to the east. The gardens have been modified since the original planting and the parkland is somewhat fragmented.

  • England , Ibthorpe, Andover

    The site is a good example of a traditional English garden, setting off a mid-18th century Georgian manor house, listed II*. The site is surrounded by 19th-century garden walls, the northern one being listed Grade II. It has literary and artistic connections with Jane Austen and her family, and with the artist, Dora Carrington.

  • England , Ickleton

    Features include a garden wall, ponds, paths and herbaceous borders.

  • England , Princes Risborough

    Icknield Court has late 20th-century suburban gardens.

  • England , Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

    The site contains late-17th century walled gardens covering about 1.5 hectares, surrounded by late-18th/early-19th century pleasure grounds with a landscape park and lake. The whole estate occupies about 140 hectares. The site was further developed in the 20th century.

  • England , Bury St Edmund's

    Ickworth Park has gardens and pleasure grounds of 13.3 hectares. The gardens feature an Italianate area, woodland walks and summerhouse. They are set in a larger park of 300 hectares. Part of the house is now a hotel.

    Ickworth, Suffolk. Central Rotunda and path. Ickworth, Suffolk. Central Rotunda and path.

  • England , Stow-on-the-Wold

    The gardens were laid out in the late-19th and early-20th centuries by Captain G H Simpson-Hayward. Features include an arboretum and water garden. Although the site is not generally open to the public, there are occasional open days in June under the NCCPG open day scheme. http://gglt.org/newsletter.htm

  • England , Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    Based on documentary references, there was a deerpark at Idsall in the medieval period, though it has not yet been identified in the present-day topography. Nonetheless, the chief (and residential) manor of Idsall presumably lay, like its post-medieval successors, within the southern part of Shifnal town, and the site of the park may be indicated by Park Street and Park House at the south-east end of Shifnal.

  • England , Horndean

    The house, which dates from 1852, sits on high ground, surrounded by farmland with woods to the north. The house and outbuildings have been converted into living units. Features include a walled garden, bothy, sunken garden, icehouse and mature trees.

  • England , Bradford on Avon

    Iford Manor has an early-20th-century terraced garden, laid out in the Italian style on a steeply sloping site by the owner, architect Harold Peto. The garden features sculpture and artefacts collected by Peto on his travels in southern Europe. The garden is surrounded by a late-18th or early-19th-century park, the whole covering 21 hectares altogether. The site straddles the county boundary, with a significant portion of it being in Wiltshire.

    Iford Manor, Walk and Colonnade Iford Manor, Walk and Colonnade

  • England , Ightfield

    Ightfield Hall, a moated site, was noted in the mid-16th century to lie within a well-wooded park. This park was mapped in 1611, and in 1752 'The Park' was apparently the name given to Ightfield Hall. Field names confirm the park extended north and north-west of the Hall to the stream bounding the parish. Its east side was presumably bounded by the Ightfield-Nantwich road. 'Churchwalk', a straight track or ride between the village and the Hall, was in place by 1846.

  • England , Borough Green

    At Ightham Court, gardens and woodland of 13 hectares (10 hectares registered) surround a small country house dating from the late-17th century. The current garden layout includes many features surviving from the formal layout of the same period.

  • England , Sevenoaks

    An ornamental driveway through woodland leads to several garden areas laid out in the early-18th century through to the late-19th century. The gardens surround a medieval moated manor house and include pleasure grounds, water features, formal gardens and an orchard.

    Ightham Mote, Kent. Zig zag hedge. Ightham Mote, Kent. Zig zag hedge.

  • England , Derbyshire

    Ilam Hall is a 19th-century country house with associated terraced gardens, wooded parkland and formal features, in a Peak District setting. The site is owned by the National Trust, with the hall let to the Youth Hostel Association as a hostel (not currently open).

    Ilam Park, Derbyshire. Garden Terrace. Ilam Park, Derbyshire. Garden Terrace.

  • England , Appleby-in-Westmorland

    The Image Garden is a small (0.25 hectares) enclosed 19th-century terrace garden with sculptures.

  • England , Impington

    A lost garden and country house demolished in the 20th century. The house was originally built in 1579 and later remodelled in 1724. The grounds featured ornamental lakes, canals and avenues.

  • England , Impington

    Grounds and gardens associated with the village college opened in 1939.

  • England , Liverpool

    Ince Blundell Hall features an 18th-century landscape park, further developed in the 19th century, on a medieval site. The park includes shrub and rhododendron borders and a lake.

    Ince Blundell Pantheon Ince Blundell Pantheon

  • England , Wigan, Greater Manchester

    Ince Hall had a house with garden and grounds on a roughly rectangular site. The house was to the northern end furthest from the road. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal lies to the west of the site. The long central drive with line of trees either side was described as a private avenue. There was a wooded area around the northern boundary, possibly as a screen against the Rose Bridge Colliery workings. There was also a kitchen garden, stables and two cottages on the site.

  • England , Wigan, Greater Manchester

    Ince Hall was near Warrington Lane. The building was timber-framed and was rebuilt in brick and stucco, then divided into three buildings. This was the home of the Ince family until the early-19th-century. The hall was flanked by roughly rectangular formal gardens. The site is now lost. The area has been largely built over. Part of land may survive as a playing field.