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Lost Gardens

  • England , Manchester

    This small estate is shown on the 1848 Ordnance Survey map lying to the east of Burnage Hall Road and surrounded by fields. The hall and grounds are now lost as the area has been developed.

  • England , Sutton

    Past features of Burystead Farm included a moat and an extensive garden.

  • England , Burton-upon-Trent

    The site contains the remains of 18th-century ponds and cascades. Part of the kitchen garden is now incorporated into a garden centre. In 2002/3 the entire landscape was cleared for a football stadium.

    Byrkley Park, Ordnance Survey map Byrkley Park, Ordnance Survey map

  • England

    Caldwell Park was a deer park first recorded in the 14th century and last mentioned in the mid-18th century.

  • England , Westminster

    Carlton House and gardens were refurbished by John Nash for George IV when Prince of Wales. The whole property was redeveloped c.1830, and the house demolished. Very little now remains.

  • Northern Ireland , Lisburn

    This was a walled long narrow town garden with a mid-19th-century layout and box hedges. The site has since been re-developed and the garden has been lost.

  • England , Rochdale

    An early 19th century house and grounds. Features included a small park, woodlands and a terrace, originally occupying about 10 hectares. The site was lost to redevelopment by the end of the 19th century.

  • England , County Durham

    The parterre was a levelled area to the south of the Castle. It was surrounded by sloping lawns.

    Part/component of: Castle, The, Castle Eden

  • England , Manchester

    In 1848 the house, garden and park were in open country to the north of Didsbury. The whole site has been lost to redevelopment since 1895.

  • England , Caxton

    Features of Caxton Moats include mounds and ditches.

  • England , Bromsgrove

    Chaddesley Corbett Park was a mediaeval deer park, now known only only from field names.

  • England , Salford, Greater Manchester

    Chaseley had a house with grounds lying between the Eccles Old Road to the south and the Bolton Road to the north and east. The area was dominated by the park associated with Acresfield to the west, and a separate site, Barrfield, which appear to abut and share the boundary belt of Chasely.

  • England , Chelmarsh, Shropshire

    There was a park near Chelmarsh village by 1372. Field names indicate that it lay to the north-west of the village, and north of The Riddings farmhouse. The park is now lost.

  • England , Cheswardine

    There have been parks at Cheswardine since the 13th century, one of which was centred on the current buildings at Park Farm. In 1577, when mapped by Saxton, that park featured a lodge.

  • England , Salford, Greater Manchester

    Claremont has a house with grounds to the east of Height Lane, later Claremont Lane. The whole area was being sub-divided and developed by the end of the 19th century, and the grounds of this house were given a much more simplified layout. The house was also being sheltered from the road by thickening of the boundary belt. The site is now lost. It was demolished after World War 1 to make way for a new housing estate.

  • England , Cleobury Mortimer

    This was a medieval deer park, which is now lost.

  • England , Cleobury Mortimer

    The 18th-century park attached to the manor is now lost.

  • Northern Ireland , County Fermanagh

    A demesne with a house of 1805 and a garden, now gone. The site is now covered with forest planting.

  • England , Cheltenham

    The house was demolished in 1790 and only two garden walls survive. The site is bordered to the north by the road. The outer service buildings next to the road survive and are Grade II listed. Parts of the garden wall between the church and manor house garden survive and the entrance to the church is still through the surviving service buildings alongside the road. There is a present day house (Coberely Park) but the former garden does not survive.

    Coberley, Kip engraving Coberley, Kip engraving

  • Scotland , Prestwick

    Coilsfield is a former estate, parts of which are now used as a caravan park and a cemetery. Coilsfield Mains survives. Robert Burns described the place in verse, referring to it as the castle of Montgomery.