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Sites created between 1600 and 1633

  • England , North Yorkshire

    Abbey House has associated gardens which have recently been restored following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The house over looks Whitby Abbey ruins.

    Abbey House, Whitby Abbey House, Whitby

  • England , Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, Cumbria

    Acorn Bank is a walled garden dating from the 17th century. It is planted with over 250 types of herbs for both medicinal and culinary uses. There is also an orchard used for growing traditional varieties of fruit. Outside the walled garden visitors can walk to the partially restored watermill and pond alongside the river.

  • England , near Grinshill, Wem, Shropshire

    Acton Reynald has a hall with an associated park and woodland. There are also extensive formal and kitchen gardens.

    Acton Scott Hall. Gates and gate piers.(1994). Acton Scott Hall. Gates and gate piers.(1994).

  • England , Stratford-on-Avon

    Admington House is an early 17th century house and associated gardens. Features include old woodlands with a pond, an open lawn with a ha-ha, formal Victorian garden, and a large pool with water channels.

  • England , Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    Aldenham Park has 18th- and 19th-century gardens and pleasure grounds covering some 12 hectares.

  • England , Gloucestershire

    This is an ornamental walled garden of 0.8 hectares. Its origins lie in the 17th century around a house of the same period. It was further developed in the 19th and 20th centuries. The garden contains trees, roses, herb gardens and scented plants.

  • England , Alwalton

    Features of Alwalton Manor House include a divided garden, separated by yew and beech hedges, and a woodland walk.

  • England , Blandford Forum

    Anderson Manor has an early 20th-century formal garden laid out within the framework of a 17th-century garden. The site occupies about 3.2 hectares.

  • England , West Midlands

    Aston Hall Park is a public park occupying about 21 hectares. This is all that remains of a 17th-century deer park which originally covered about 130 hectares. The semi-formal 17th-century design survives in part.

  • England , Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

    Astwood Grange comprises of a 17th-century farmhouse and two smaller cottages. The brick wing was added during the 1800s. The estate is used for agriculture.

  • England , Saffron Walden

    Audley End has an 18th-century landscape park and woodland, which has been partly returned to agriculture. The site covers approximately 240 hectares, with 40 hectares of parkland surrounding the house and five hectares of kitchen garden which was acquired for the nation in 1948. Other notable features include the 52-metre (170 feet) long vine house and Robert Adam's ornamental garden buildings.

    Audley End, Kitchen Garden Audley End, Kitchen Garden

  • Northern Ireland , Belfast

    There is a mid-19th-century landscape park with fine trees sweeping down to River Lagan. Features include a lime avenue and a lake. The site is currently used as a golf course.

  • Northern Ireland , Larne

    Features include terraced gardens and a stream. The building is now the Ballygalley Castle Hotel.

  • Northern Ireland , Lisburn

    The garden features mature trees and an avenue, and there is a part-walled garden.

  • Northern Ireland , Ballymena

    The site was a 17th-century demesne with houses of the 17th century and 1870, both of which are gone.

  • England , Balsham

    Features of Balsham Manor include a complex maze, an orchard, lake, tennis court and conservatory.

  • Northern Ireland , Bangor

    Bangor Castle is a 17th-century demesne with mature trees. The house of 1852 stands on an elevated site with views from the formal gardens and the remains of an 1840s arboretum. Features include a rockery, walks and family memorials. The walled garden is cultivated, and has glasshouses and a fernery.

  • England , Bretherton

    Features of Bank Hall's gardens and grounds are unknown at this time. Currently, the property is being restored.

  • England , Barrington

    Features include a drive, a lodge and herbaceous borders.

  • England , Burford

    Barrington Park is an 18th-century landscaped park of around 120 hectares, around an 18th-century house.