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Lost Gardens

  • England , Tameside, Greater Manchester

    Denton Lodge had a house with grounds to the north of Manchester Road (Broom Lane in 1848) backing on to ribbon development along Ashton Road to the west. The house was close to the northern boundary on a roughly rectangular site. There was a pleasure ground with boundary walk incorporating a pond, probably originally a field pond. The developed area was expanding by 1985, and a school had been built on the eastern boundary.

  • England , Kimbolton

    Features of Diddington Hall include parterres, a sundial, garden walls and glass structures.

  • England , Tetbury

    After about 150 years as a manor, the site was downgraded to a rectory and there are now no traces of the original garden. The house is in private ownership and there is no public access.

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  • England

    Diglis Pleasure Grounds was a privately-owned pleasure garden developed around one of Worcester's several bowling greens between 1741 and 1755. A banqueting house, sundial, globes and weather vane embellished the gardens.

  • Scotland , Pinwherry

    Docherniel is situated to the north of the Muck Water near the foot of a wooded burn. The property may have suffered a decline in status during the latter part of the 17th century as the earlier enclosed, wooded park disappeared.

  • Scotland , Dalgety Bay

    Donibristle is a residential estate situated between Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, overlooking the Firth of Forth. The late-18th-century designed landscape laid out by Thomas White has all but disappeared. Incorporated in the housing development are a few specimen trees, areas of shrubbery and a terraced area with rose beds edged in box.

  • England , Wellington

    There was a park at Dothill from the 17th century, which was stocked with deer in 1758. The 18th-century grounds were extremely elaborate, with formal gardens, walks, avenues, and a pool.

  • England , Tamworth

    Drayton Manor was demolished in the 1920s, leaving only the clock tower. The gardens and pleasure grounds are now completely subsumed by a zoo, leisure park and golf course.

  • Scotland , Cumnock

    Only scattered fragments of planting survive of the once extensive 18th- and 19th-century designed landscape associated with Drongan House. The site has been adversely affected by coal mining.

  • Northern Ireland , Belfast

    A house with ornate and extensive gardens once stood where Duncairn Gardens is today.

  • England , Kidderminster

    Dunclent Park was a deer park recorded in the 16th century.

  • England , Bolton

    The site was irregular and elongated with a pond or a lake to the southern end. There was a wooded area around the house to the north of the site. By the late-19th-century the site was reduced, divided and developed for housing.

  • England , Tameside, Greater Manchester

    Early Bank had a house with grounds to the west of Mottram Road. It was a rectangular site with fields to north and south. Early Bank Wood lay to the west. The house was set to the western edge of the site, with a wooded boundary to the north and south. Along with the sites at Foxhill and Woodlands, this site possibly illustrates the beginnings of the suburbanisation of this area. The site is now lost, and the area has been developed as a small housing estate.

  • England , Abdon, Shropshire

    Earnstree Park, located below Brown Clee, was first recorded as a wooded hay in 1177. It became an open park in the late medieval period, and was enclosed in the 18th century. It is now lost.

  • England , Kinlet, Shropshire

    Earnwood, located at the extreme south-eastern border of Shropshire, was emparked in the medieval period. It is now lost and its later history is unknown.

  • England , Tenbury Wells

    Eastham Park was a mediaeval deer park.

  • England , Evesham

    Eastwick Park was a 19th-century landscape park, now built over.

  • England , Ross on Wye

    The site of a mediaeval deer park.

  • England , Edstaston, Shropshire

    Placenames featuring the word 'park' and a curvilinear boundary on 19th-century maps suggests an enclosed park in the northwestern part of Edstaston township.

  • England , Yelvertoft

    Elkington Grange used to occupy the site of the present Elkington Farm.