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Sites created between 1734 and 1767

  • England , Winchester

    Originally a Georgian house with a Garden Temple, the grounds were bought by Winchester City Council in 1890 and converted to a Public Pleasure Ground. Now has formal flower beds, a rose garden, a scented garden and an enclosed children's play area.

  • Northern Ireland

    This is a walled town garden of a house dating from around 1760. There is an intensively-cultivated ornamental and productive garden, and a glasshouse.

  • England , Abbotsbury

    Abbotsbury Gardens is a late-19th-century 'sub-tropical' garden, which originally covered 7 hectares. The gardens were much restored in the 1970s and expanded by a further 8 hectares in the 1980s.

    Abbotsbury Gardens, lawn and planting Abbotsbury Gardens, lawn and planting

  • England , Wakefield

    Ackworth School, founded in 1779, retains lawns and a Great Garden. Features include exercise grounds laid out between the east and west wings of the school, several mature trees and a swimming pool. The grounds now cover some 81 hectares, though the site was originally much larger.

    An Account of the Trees in the Orchard at Ackworth School An Account of the Trees in the Orchard at Ackworth School

  • England , Shrewsbury

    Acton Burnell has the remains of a fortified manor house which is in the care of English Heritage. There is also a deer park which was later developed as a landscape park. Other features include a walled garden, two artificial lakes and a grotto.

    Acton Burnell Hall, the lake (1995) Acton Burnell Hall, the lake (1995)

  • England , York

    Aldby Park is a landscape park with pleasure grounds which surround a country house. The gardens are open by appointment only. Please ring 01759 371398 for details.

  • England , Middleton

    Hall with grounds, park and associated wood. The hall, amidst woods overlooking Heaton Park, was built in 1753-6 by Sir Darcy Lever, on the site of an older family house. The architect was Giacomo Leoni. The hall is of nine bays and brick. The site is to the west of Manchester Road with two entrance points, the one to the south with a lodge. Boundary belts to the south linking with Alkrington Woods which runs up to the River Irk forming the north western boundary. The hall is slightly to the north east of the site over looking a wooded area with a number of lakes or ponds with a second wooded area and park to the north. The house has been converted into flats and all the parkland has been developed for houses but much of the wooded areas remain.

  • England , Alnwick, Northumberland

    Alnwick Castle has landscaped pleasure grounds and a landscape park. There is also an ornamental garden, which is described separately.

    Alnwick Garden earthbanks Alnwick Garden earthbanks

  • Scotland , Kirkbean

    The designed landscape at Arbigland contains features from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The structure of the pre-1745 octagonal kitchen garden survives with an axis leading to a view of the highest Lake District peak. There is 18th-century parkland and deciduous woodland planted from the 19th century onwards. The woodland garden has a broad grass walk through it, a pond and an early-20th-century Japanese garden. There is a sunken rose garden dating from the same period and further developments in the later 20th century.

  • Scotland , Cairndow

    A lake and the early-19th-century kitchen garden are surrounded by mid-19th-century shrubberies. A terrace and formal gardens are associated with the early-20th-century house. Ardkinglas is famed for the collection of conifers in its woodland garden around the River Kinglas, which contains several champion trees including a silver fir dating from around 1750.

  • England , Northallerton

    Arncliffe Hall has gardens which include two walled enclosures, grass terraces, a summerhouse, and two canals.

  • England , Battle

    The site has the remains of a mid-18th-century landscape park within woodland and an agricultural estate, which at its most extensive occupied about 8000 acres. The Park has now been largely returned to agriculture. The gardens extend to about 90 hectares (220 acres) and were originally laid out in the mid-18th-century by Lancelot Brown. The site is now used as a venue for church groups, retreats, holidays and conferences.

    Ashburnham Place, carriage drive Ashburnham Place, carriage drive

  • England , Chiltern Hills

    A park, woodland and agricultural estate of about 1400 hectares, originating in the Medieval period with later design by Lancelot Brown. There is a central landscape park of 36 hectares, including 19th-century ornamental gardens occupying about 6 hectares to the south of the house.

    Ashridge Estate. Hertfordshire. Trees. Ashridge Estate. Hertfordshire. Trees.

  • England , Frome

    Babington House has 18th- and 19th-century gardens and pleasure grounds of around five hectares, set in 52 hectares of parkland. Features include lawns flanked by trees, Victorian shrubberies, conifers, a yew hedge, restored ice-house and a fernery. The site is now a hotel.

  • England , Cambridge

    The Backs consists of the lawns and gardens to the rear of the colleges associated with Cambridge University. Features of The Backs include riverside walks and lawns.

    Backs, The, Cambridge, cadets in training Backs, The, Cambridge, cadets in training

  • England , South Croxton

    Baggrave Hall has an 18th-century park with a late 19th-century waterside garden.

  • Isle of Man , Isle of Man

    When the site was laid out, there was extensive planting, which extended across the road up a glen. Roadside walls were built in 1753. Other features included an enclosed orchard with frames and a mount (perhaps burial mound) with a banqueting house. There were also stone eagles and pineapples for gatepiers (brought from Bath in 1758) and a sundial in Poyllvaaish 'marble' (1774). It is unclear how many of these features remain intact.

  • Northern Ireland , Londonderry

    The house dates from 1760. Features include a small wood and an ornamental garden of about 1960.

  • Northern Ireland , Portadown

    This was a noted garden site known from an engraving of 1778, now gone. The 1766 house is now surrounded by orchards and paddocks.

  • Northern Ireland , Bushmills

    Ballydivity is a demesne and house from the mid-18th century. Features include mature shelter belt trees, two walled gardens and a gardener's house.