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  • England , Baschurch, Shropshire

    In the 12th century, John Lestrange expanded his park, taking in part of Birch Wood. The park is now lost.

  • England , Powick

    Beauchamp Court had a formal garden, shown on an 18th-century copy of a 17th-century plan.

  • England , Buckingham

    The gardens of a manor house which was converted for use as a school in the late 19th century. The property is now residential but the gardens remain as playing fields.

  • England , Wigan, Greater Manchester

    Beech Hill had a house with gardens and a park to the east of Beech Hill Lane. The house was roughly central to the park and was linked to the surrounding roads and lanes by a series of footpaths or tracks. The field boundaries were still clear within the park and the ponds were probably field ponds. The site was in open country surrounded by a number of smaller dwellings. However, the main railway line had already been built and there were a number of tram or railway links, particularly to Standish Colliery to the north of the site.

  • Scotland , Pinwherry

    Bellamore is situated in the valley of the Muck Water. It was a well-wooded site associated with a house of some status in the 16th and 17th centuries. The planting declined from about the end of the 18th century.

  • England , near Norton in Hales, Shropshire

    Bellaport Hall has been demolished. Bellaport Home Farm and the relict parkland have survived.

  • England , Manchester

    This site was founded as a pleasure and zoological garden in 1836 and was extended over a number of years. The attractions included an Italian garden, racecourse, hothouses, mazes, lakes, an Indian mosque and animal enclosures. Since the late 20th century the site has been lost to housing and a multi-cinema complex.

  • Scotland , Merkland

    Benan is situated in the valley of the River Stinchar at the foot of the distinctive Benan Hill. It was well-wooded in the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • England , Shropshire

    In the 12th century, there was a deer park here which was at least partly enclosed from Betton Wood.

  • England , Oundle

    This is the site of a medieval deer park which lay around and to the south-east of the current Biggin Hall. Sections of medieval boundary bank survive with traces of associated ditches.

  • England , Manchester

    This small estate, extant in the mid-19th century, included Birch Hall and its grounds and was originally surrounded by fields and a stream. The site is currently (2008) occupied by Manchester Grammar School and Birchfields Park.

  • England , Somersham

    Features of The Bishops Palace included lakes, enclosed gardens, a deer park and an orchard.

  • England , Great Malvern

    Blackmore Park is a deer park created in the 14th century.

  • England , Worcester

    The Blanquettes was an 18th-century house in a landscape park. The house was approached by a double avenue. There was a sunken garden with a fountain. The estate was gradually overtaken by urban development during the first half of the 20th century.

  • England , Milton Keynes

    Bow Brickhill Park is medieval in origin but has since been planted over with woodland.

  • England , Brackley

    The mid-19th-century workhouse had a large garden with regular paths and lines of trees. The site is now built over.

  • England , Trafford, Greater Manchester

    Brookhouse had a house with grounds and a productive garden to the south of Gaymerhaw Lane (later Stretford Road). There was a park to the east and south of the house bounded by a lane to the west and open fields to the east and south, possibly including an orchard on the southern boundary. By the end of the 19th century the park had been greatly reduced in size. A second house or lodge had been developed at the north-eastern corner, which was linked to the original house by a long drive through the remaining park. The site is now lost, and the area has been built over.

  • England , Conington

    Features of Bruce's Castle include a vineyard, a moat, a herb garden and a gatehouse.

  • England , Leighton Buzzard

    This record refers to lost gardens relating to a 17th-century manor house.

  • England , Tenbury Wells, Shropshire

    Geoffrey de Cornwall had a deer park in Burford in 1365. The park was lost by the early-18th-century.