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Sites created between 1768 and 1799

  • England , Ely

    Features of Abbey Park include a path, a summerhouse and various tree plantings.

  • Scotland , Crieff

    The structure of the late-18th-century and early-19th-century designed landscape at Abercairny remains largely intact. There is parkland with specimen trees, a re-stocked early-19th-century flower garden and a mid-19th-century arboretum. Statuary and other ornamentation is a feature of the gardens.

  • England , Abinger Hammer

    A modest parkland of the late 18th century that survived the replacement of its contemporary house in the late 19th century. The parkland was extended east in the last quarter of the 19th century. The pleasure grounds moved and changed with the replacement house and with the fashions of the day. The demolition of the Victorian house in 1959 lead to a degrading of the gardens and the built features, but remnants of the latter remain. The lodge, stable structures and the kitchen garden remain from the period before 1872. The wider parkland setting has lost something of its character although it remains open.

  • Northern Ireland , Tandragee

    The house, of about 1770, is set on an exposed hill-top site with few trees. There is woodland in a valley and a small ornamental garden at the house.

  • England , Addington Village

    Addington Palace has the remains of an 18th-century landscape park and woodland. The grounds covered 200 hectares at their most extensive, but are now in divided use and ownership.

    Addington Palace, Ordnance Survey map Addington Palace, Ordnance Survey map

  • England , Moreton-in-Marsh

    Adlestrop Park is a landscape park of around 40 hectares, laid out in the 18th and early 19th centuries. This work was in conjunction with improvements to the grounds of Adlestrop Rectory (now Adlestrop House, see separate record).

  • England , Chorley

    Adlington Park features include ornamental grounds, extensive parkland and woodland and gate lodges.

    Adlington Hall, the new gatehouse Adlington Hall, the new gatehouse

  • Scotland , Alyth

    The designed landscape at Airlie Castle consists of late-19th-century formal gardens, a natural gorge with deciduous woodland of varying ages and a wild garden planted with ornamental shrubs. The formal garden lies partly within a late-18th-century walled garden and contains topiary hedges and a sloping parterre of box.

  • Scotland , Stirling

    The designed landscape at Airthley Castle has been developed as a university campus since 1967 and incorporates features of the late-18th- and early-19th-century designed landscape. These include the artificial lake laid out by Thomas White, wooded areas and some parkland trees. Late-19th-century conifer plantings also survive.

  • England , Exmouth

    A la Ronde and the Point-in-View has a late-18th and early-19th century landscape garden with views. The grounds were 10 hectares at their most extensive, but are now largely pasture.

    A La Ronde, Devon. Painting. A La Ronde, Devon. Painting.

  • England , Alconbury

    Features of Alconbury House include shrubberies, a wooded parkland, fine yew trees, a pavilion and extensive lawns.

  • England , Allensmore

    Allensmore Court has a landscape park with surviving lake, shrubberies and ornamental trees. The house was demolished in 1958.

  • England , Derby, Derbyshire

    Allestree Park, a mixture of woodland and open parkland, is now largely a municipal golf course. Allestree Hall was built by James Wyatt in 1795 and houses the golf course's Club House.

  • England , Bath

    Ammerdown House has an early 20th-century Italianate formal garden (covering some 6 hectares) designed by Edwin Lutyens, set within a late 18th- to early 19th-century park (of around 174 hectares). The garden has occasional open days in the spring and summer. Please see: http://www.gardens-guide.com/gardenpages/_0315.htm

  • Scotland , Dirleton

    Archerfield House has been developed as a conference venue and golf course, but the basic layout of the 18th-century designed landscape remains intact. Sensitive restoration of the house and landscape has included the replanting of earlier features such as avenues.

  • Northern Ireland , Ederney

    The house is a former rectory, built around 1780. A wall divides the pleasure ground from a part-maintained productive garden.

  • Northern Ireland , Limavady

    This is a late-18th-century demesne with mature shelter belt trees and a house dating from 1788. It is the site of a former ornamental garden.

  • England , New Alresford

    The original house and parkland was created by William Harris in the late-18th-century, with formal gardens. Since 1995, the house has been divided into apartments within the small park area.

  • England , Ascot

    Ascot Place is a late 18th-century landscape park, originally covering about 154 hectares, now reduced to 110 hectares, with a lake and grotto.

  • England , London

    Ashburton Park is a municipal park created on the site of an 18th-century park.