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Lost Gardens

  • England , Comberton

    A turf maze thought to have originated in the 17th century. The Comberton Maze was the last turf maze to be destroyed in England.

  • England , West Sussex

    The house was built in 1900, on agricultural land, by John Guille Millais (1865-1931), son of the famous artist John Everard Millais. Millais was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1927.

  • England , Condover, Shropshire

    George Llywelyn, who was vicar of Condover 1705-39, created a small formal garden at Condover Rectory to the north-east of the churchyard.

  • England , Bromsgrove

    Cooksey Park was a deer park belonging to the Wintour family, associated with the Gunpowder Plot.

  • England , Copthorne, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    Copthorne House had extensive grounds laid to the north and west of the house by 1824. They included an irregular ornamental lake and islands with two rustic bridges, a boathouse, and a cottage. In 1869, the pleasure grounds around the house featured shrubberies and fine timber. Walled kitchen gardens had four forcing houses and vinery pits. The park also included mature fir trees.

  • England , Manchester

    This almost square-shaped, country estate consisted of a house with a central open park land, a lake to the south-west and a wooded area with boundary walks to the north.

  • England , Cound, Shropshire

    A park was created at Cound in the 13th century, and in 1298 its stock included wild swine. The park was probably located in the area of Longdale Coppice, north of Cound Hall.

  • England , Marlow

    Court Garden is now a sports and fitness centre. The 18th-century layout of the gardens has been destroyed by a cricket pitch and putting greens.

  • Scotland , Kilmarnock

    The remains of Craigie Castle stand on a grassy mound in open countryside.

  • Scotland , Colmonell

    The ruined shell of Craigneil Castle stands on a partially-quarried knoll of limestone above the River Stinchar.

  • England , Leebotwood, Shropshire

    In 1372 the abbot of Haughmond leased Crees grange to Edward Acton, with lands including Crees park. These lands lay close to Longnor park.

  • England , Cressage, Shropshire

    In the 17th century there was a park south-east of Cressage village, lying midway between Cressage and Sheinton villages and Belswardyne Hall and park. It was probably centred on the New Building farm complex of 1882, which may occupy the site of a lodge.

  • England , Bolton

    Crompton Fold was a country house with gardens and park, with an entrance lodge from Long Lane. There was an approach drive to the house, a pond and probably a productive garden to the rear of the house and a boundary belt to the west of the site. The whole site has now been lost to housing.

  • England , Manchester

    In 1848 the house and roughly rectangular shaped grounds were surrounded by open fields. The park included a pond, serpentine walks and a boundary belt of trees. The park and surrounding area were developed for housing by 1895. There was a school on the site in 1994.

  • England , Daventry

    This site is a former deer park that flourished from the late 13th century to some time in the late 15th or early 16th century. A small section of moat associated with a now demolished hunting lodge survives in a clump of woodland. The area is now an agricultural landscape of fields. One continuous hedge line on the west traces a former park boundary.

  • England , Bolton

    The early-19th-century Darley Hall sat within extensive grounds of about 300 acres and had a kitchen garden.

  • England , Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    'Darvill' is an area of land in north Shrewsbury, extending roughly between the Ellesmere Road and Pimley. It is a corruption of 'deer fold', which occurs as Derfald (1155), and Deerfalde (1170-80). The transition to the modern placename form occurs in the late 17th century, when forms such as Dervall and Darvell appear. The name probably marks the site of a late-Saxon or early post-Conquest hay or park.

  • England , Burford, Shropshire

    Dean Park, in Burford, is shown on maps of 1577 and 1611 as a deer park containing a house or lodge in its northern part.

  • England , Theydon Bois

    The site of the old house, immediate gardens and kitchen garden have now been built on with modern executive houses. The remaining original grounds have the appearance of rough, open grassland and woodland.

  • England , Milton

    The remains of a monastic garden which prior to 1170 was occupied by a small community of Benedictine monks. The current site is surrounded by earthworks and the remains of fish ponds.