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Sites created between 1500 and 1599

  • England , Cambridge

    Abbey House and its garden were built in the late-16th and early-17th centuries on the site of Barnwell Priory, dissolved in 1550. Much of the original stonework from the priory was incorporated into the garden features.

  • England , Alberbury, Shropshire

    In the 16th century, a strip of land on the bank of the Severn near White Abbey was known as Abbey Park. The park has now been lost.

  • England , Aconbury, Hereford

    Originally the site of Aconbury Nunnery, a mansion house and associated gardens were created in the 16th century. Next to the church is a substantial walled garden partly of brick, partly of stone, some of which came from the dissolved convent.

  • England

    The Grade I house dates to the mid-16th century and was built for the Poyntz family. It was reduced and remodelled around 1680. It is now privately owned and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. There is a 16th century walled garden with forecourts to the south and east of the house on a medieval site. England's earliest garden sundial, made by Nicholas Kratzer, Henry VIII's horologer, was found along with many other artefacts during archaeological excavations. (First Surveyed by Avon Gardens Trust 1986 - Survey updated 2010 by Avon Gardens Trust)

    Acton Court, Iron Acton - old fashioned roses Acton Court, Iron Acton - old fashioned roses

  • England , Greater London

    A central courtyard garden has a fountain and shrubs and the main garden has lawn surrounded by roses, evergreen and flowering shrubs and trees; a path leads to a secluded walled garden beyond which is Thomas More's mulberry tree, and finally an area planted in around 2004 as the St Thomas More Mulberry Walk.

  • England , Northampton

    Althorp is a 19th-century landscape park with traces of an earlier formal layout and 20th-century gardens. The park covers about 225 hectares within a 5600-hectare agricultural estate.

    Althorp House Althorp House

  • England , Tamworth

    The grounds of Amington Hall include pleasure grounds and parkland, a walled kitchen garden and the remains of a yew maze in the woods. The house has been subdivided into flats.

  • England , Oundle

    The extensive formal gardens at Apethorpe Hall consist of early-20th-century terracing and topiary designed by Reginald Blomfield, overlaying a structure of garden compartments created in the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • England , Nuneaton

    Arbury Hall has an 18th century landscape park with lakes, constructed on the site of a former Augustinian priory. The site covers about 180 hectares, comprising ten hectares of gardens and 170 hectares of parkland and lakes. The gardens in the vicinity of the hall were modified in the 19th and 20th centuries. Features include wisteria, rhododendrons and azaleas, and a rose garden.

  • England , Kidderminster

    Arley House was built in the 1960s on the site of a major 19th-century castellated mansion, Arley Castle, which was demolished around 1960. There is a landscape park, a 19th-century arboretum and a series of garden enclosures, including the Italian Garden with pools, fountains and paths. The gardens have been remodelled since 1965.

  • England , Aston

    Aston Lodge has a deer park, dovecote, parkland and unidentified gardens.

  • England , Avebury

    This site has the garden of a 16th-century manor house, comprised of a series of rectangular walled areas arranged randomly around the manor house. It included large formal walled orchards. The basic structure remains, maintained relatively simply by the National Trust, and is not in a period style.

    Plan of Avebury Manor Garden 1695 Plan of Avebury Manor Garden 1695

  • England , Babraham

    Features include formal gardens, garden walls, a rockery and hedges.

  • England , Chippenham

    Features of Badlingham Manor include a moat, a garden wall and ponds.

  • England , Barham

    Features include garden walls, a drive and gate piers.

  • England , Barlborough

    Barlborough Hall dates from around 1583. It has a landscape park, formal garden, pleasure grounds, and garden buildings. The gardens and pleasure grounds cover 3.5 hectares.

  • Scotland , Hamilton

    The garden layout at Barncluith dates from the 17th century and comprises a series of five terraces cut into the steep bank above the River Avon, once renowned for their topiary and planting. Some of these are now derelict but the upper terraces and the garden around the house are maintained. A few ornaments acquired from the demolition of Hamilton Palace in 1927 remain on the property.

  • England , Peterborough

    There are formal gardens and grounds of about 6 hectares, extending south, east and north of the house and castle. The present garden was developed in about 1920, although the site has earlier origins and includes an early 17th-century raised walk.

  • Northern Ireland , Newtownstewart

    Barons Court is set in a landscape park incorporating three lakes. The mid-19th-century parterre is gone. There is a maintained woodland garden, and there are terraces at the house with a planted area under development. There are mature trees in the deer park.

  • England , Kettering

    Barton Hall is an 18th-century Grade II listed house with a Grade I listed Orangery. The historic parkland was designed by Humphry Repton.