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Lost Gardens

  • England , Bury, Greater Manchester

    High Bank has a house and grounds bounded by Scholes Lane to the south, Ostrich Lane to the west and north and Bury Old Road to the east. The house and gardens were roughly central to the site, with greenhouses and a productive garden towards the northern boundary. By the 1890s the Track and Old Race Course to the east of the site had become Heaton Park and the area to the south was being developed for detached houses set in their own grounds. The site is now a school.

  • England , Salford, Greater Manchester

    Higher Bentcliffe had a house with grounds to the south of Broom House Lane (later Eccles Old Road). The site was linked by a lane and footpaths to Gilda Brook Road to the west. There were open fields to the east. There was a certain amount of ribbon development along the road to the north and there was a corn mill and a series of lakes to the south of the site. The path system from the house to the mill suggests that this may have been used as part of the pleasure circuit of the house. By the late-19th-century, the whole area was subject to development pressure. The site is now lost, as it has been entirely built over.

  • England , High Ercall, Shropshire

    In the thirteenth century, the lord of Ercall had a park where animals were pastured. It lay to the south-west of the village. There are no mentions in later documents, and it is now lost except for placenames.

  • England , Wigan, Greater Manchester

    Higher Hall was a hall with grounds and a park. There was a wooded drive from Smith Lane through the park to the north of the hall. The field boundaries were still clear in the park. There was a wooded boundary belt to the north-east side of the drive, possibly with a nursery on the edge. Small ponds, probably field ponds, were scattered in the park. The site is now lost, and the area is now used for open cast mining.

  • England , Stockport, Greater Manchester

    Highfield had a house with grounds and a small park to the south of Dark Lane and to the west of the River Mersey. There was an entrance lodge at Dark Lane with a second entrance lodge to the south. There were long carriage drives to both the north and south of the site, both flanked by tree plantings, especially that to the south. There was a wooded area around the house, and a productive garden to the south-east of the house. This is now the site of Highfield Cemetery, the original site having been lost.

  • England , Salford, Greater Manchester

    High Field House had a house with a small park in the area between the Manchester and Bolton roads. There was an access drive from the Bolton Road to the house, which was roughly in the centre of an irregular site. Pendlebury Cottage appears to share part of the same site. There was an extensive path system around a wooded area surrounding the house and linking it to a number of associated buildings.

  • England , Marlow

    Highfield Park is now destroyed and the position of the original landscape is uncertain. The grounds of Old Highfields, a modern house, contain some mature trees.

  • England , near Lymm, Cheshire

    High Legh was a landscape park built around two historic halls. These have now been demolished and a modern housing estate built where they stood. The remaining parkland has been converted into a golf course. The outlines of the design by Humphry Repton are still discernible and proposals from Repton's Red Book for the park can still be recognised.

  • England , Highley

    There was a medieval wood or park at Highley in the 14th century, but today no certain location may be proposed.

  • England , Brackley

    There is early map evidence of a landscape garden around a large house on High Street, Brackley dating between 1750 and 1850. The site has now been built over.

  • England , Trafford, Greater Manchester

    Hilltop had a house with grounds to the east of Barrow Lane (later Rappax Road). It was a roughly rectangular site incorporating the wooded area of Tomfield Bank. This is one of a number of similar sites in the area and may represent the early stages of development taking the form of single large detached dwellings in their own grounds. The site is now lost, and has been developed for housing.

  • England , Wigan, Greater Manchester

    Hindley Green Hall had a house and grounds to the west of Leigh Road. There were open fields on all other boundaries with the main line railway slightly to the north of the site. Yates' map of Lancashire, 1786, shows a building on this site and a large L-shaped building is shown on the 1839 Pemberton tithe map. By the mid-19th century, the house was square-shaped and had a different orientation. There were two approaches from the road, one to the house and one side approach to buildings at the rear. There was a lawn to the front of the house with a collection of buildings, trees and possibly productive gardens between the house and the road. The site is now lost. The house has been demolished. Part of the grounds survives as a sports ground attached to factory buildings.

  • England , Hinstock

    The Victorian Hinstock Hall stood within landscaped grounds, shrubs, and water features.

  • England , Tameside, Greater Manchester

    Hollingworth Hall had a hall with parkland on the edge of Hollingworth Moor. The park had irregular blocks of wood and scattered trees. There was an avenue of trees lining the drive along the south-eastern edge of the park. There were open fields to the south. The site is now lost. The hall remains but the parkland is divided. The drive is now Hobson Moor Road. A few trees remain in the area.

  • England , Tameside, Greater Manchester

    This site is now lost, but was once allotment gardens.

  • England , Stockport, Greater Manchester

    Hollywood had a house with grounds to the west of Grenville Street and possibly sharing a view of a small park or lawned area with Lark Hill House, a neighbouring dwelling. This site was probably one of the new developments to this area of Stockport in the 19th century, when the existing agricultural land seems to have been divided into blocks for development. The site is now lost.

  • Scotland , Ayr

    The former estate of Holmston is now occupied by housing and a school. A fragment of woodland may survive.

  • England , St Albans

    Holywell House and its gardens were first created around 1540, and went through several phases of development in the 17th and 18th centuries. At their most extensive the grounds covered aout 20 hectares.

    Holywell House, Fig 10. View of St Albans in 1815. Holywell House, Fig 10. View of St Albans in 1815.

  • England , Chester

    Hoole House with its grounds is now lost in the suburban outskirts of Chester. Today only a few trees remain.

    Hoole House Rockery 1910 Hoole House Rockery 1910

  • England , Salford, Greater Manchester

    Hope Hall was a brick-built house with a double bay set in grounds, possibly with a small park to the west. The house was to the north of Broom House Lane (later Eccles Old Road). Pleasure grounds around the house were surrounded by a wooded area with a path system linking the house and its associated buildings. The site is now lost, having been developed for housing.