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  • England , Hamerton

    Previous features of the garden remains on the site of Hamerton Manor House include ponds, orchards, a mount, terraces, walks, flower beds and a canal.

  • England , Bolton, Greater Manchester

    The site has a house with gardens and a park bounded by Chorley New Road to the north and Gilnow Brook to the west. There are open fields to the south. The gardens were set out to the western boundary of the site. This is now the site of Bolton School and Gilnow Park Playing Fields.

  • Wales , Abergwili, Carmarthen

    Glyn Aur was a cottage garden with extensive topiary, much of it representing biblical figures and events. It was sometimes known as the Garden of Eden. The garden was open in its heyday but is now sadly lost. There are, however, a number of old postcards based on photographs taken by the then owner, which show the full glory of the topiary.

    Glyn Aur Garden of Eden Glyn Aur Garden of Eden

  • England , Bromsgrove

    Grafton Park was a 16th-century deer park belonging to the Talbot family. It was still in existence in the 18th century.

  • England , Tameside, Greater Manchester

    Grove House had a house in grounds to the west of Sandy Lane. Dukinfield Cemetery lay to the west, with an open area to the north-east. The site was roughly rectangular, with a small pleasure ground and irregular blocks of trees merging with Sandy Lane Wood to the east. The site should be seen in association with the cemetery and Dukinfield Lodge West. The site is now lost, and is covered by a housing development.

  • England , Haddenham

    Previous features of Haddenham Garden remains include a canal, terraces, a pond, a cascade and an avenue.

  • England , Hale

    The north front of Hale Hall was erected for Sir Gilbert Ireland in 1674. The south front for John Blackburne by John Nash in 1806. The hall had a greenhouse but both of these structures have been demolished. There is a parkland design of 1758 by Francis Richardson which shows the park overlooking the Mersey. This was to be formed from agricultural fields.

  • England , Bolton, Greater Manchester

    The site has a hall with a small park to the north of Church Road (modern). Moss Lane lies beyond the field to the west, with open fields to the east. This forms a group with Halliwell Top and Moss Bank. There is a boundary belt with single trees and some clumps to north west and east. The hall was divided into a series of separate dwellings in the early part of the 20th century.

  • England , Bolton, Greater Manchester

    Halliwell has a lodge and cottage in a park to the north of Chorley New Road, Gilnow Gardens to the south (see separate entry) and open fields on other boundaries. There is a gatehouse on Chorley New Road. Features include two lakes in the park to the south and west of the house. The lake to the west was circular in 1848 but changed to amoeboid shape by 1894. Changes in the appearance of the water coincide with the extension of tree planting around the lodge, linking it to the lakes and extending to the site of the cottage. The cottage was removed by 1894. By this date, the boundary belt was thickened along the northern edge of the park, incorporating earlier clumps of trees.

  • Wales , Vale Of Glamorgan

    The Italianate area is all that survives of the garden, which is now a development for static homes. The loggia, pergola and pool remain, but the majority of the garden is now lost.

    Ham, The, view from the loggia Ham, The, view from the loggia

  • England , Malvern

    Hanley Castle Park is a deer park of mediaeval origin, last documented in 1606.

  • England , Besford

    This was probably once a deer park, with pre-18th-century origins, possibly dating back to the 16th century or even before.

  • England , Northampton

    The site has the earthwork remains of an early formal garden, extending over about 3.5 hectares (17 hectares registered) to the south and east of the site of a medieval manor house. The precise date of the gardens is unknown, but probably dates from the late-17th century.

  • England , Salford, Greater Manchester

    Hart Hill had a house with grounds and a small park to the south of Broom House Lane (later Eccles Old Road) abutting the site of Buile Hill Park to the east. There was a small rather formal garden layout. By the end of the 19th century, the whole area was under increasing development pressure and there appears to have been a move to simplify the layout of the existing gardens. The site is now lost. The house has been demolished and the site has been absorbed into Buile Hill Park.

  • England , Bolton, Greater Manchester

    The hall is set in grounds to the south of Haulgh New Road. The River Croal lies to the west. There is an open area to the east and south, property of the Earl of Bradford. The hall is believed to have been built in 1602. It is timber-framed with brick infill. The grounds were probably substantially lost by the mid-19th-century, as the area became industrialised.

  • England , Alberbury-with-Cardeston

    The Hayes, in Alberbury with Cardeston, probably locates the hay (deerpark) recorded in nearby Loton manor in 1086, though little is visible on the ground today.

  • England , Great Malvern

    Hay Well Baths were laid out for George Warwick in the 1840s. The grounds consisted of two pleasure gardens, a pond and a shrubbery. The site was later built over by the Baptist Church.

  • England , Salford, Greater Manchester

    Heathbank had a house with grounds and a park. The house was set in pleasure grounds with an orchard to the north of the site. There was a drive, with lodge, which appears to follow the line of an earlier field boundary and possibly incorporates a number of boundary trees in the planting of the drive. The park also appears to take in a number of earlier field boundaries and includes a scatter of individual trees. The site is now lost, and has been built over.

  • England , Heath

    Originally a medieval park, but features are no longer visible.

  • England , Worcester

    Henwick Hall was a house in an ornamental garden. The property was demolished in the 20th century.