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  • England , Worcester

    Abberley Hall incorporates an 18th-century building and was re-modelled between 1837 and 1845. The main features of the garden date from a restoration in the 1880s. Features include a clock tower of 1883/4, terraces with balustrades and statuary, a water garden and pleasure grounds. The hall is now a private school.

  • England , Saighton, Chester

    Features of Abbey Gate College include formal gardens, hedges and parkland.

    Saighton Grange, plan by Inigo Triggs Saighton Grange, plan by Inigo Triggs

  • 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 , Little Ness, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    Adcote Hall has an associated park which extends for half a mile to the south towards Nib Heath. There are also landscaped gardens surrounding the hall which is now a school.

    Adcote Hall, Shrewsbury Adcote Hall, Shrewsbury

  • 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 , Kendal

    In 1926, the site covered some 12.5 hectares, though its current extent is unknown. Today the site of the house is levelled, but the lodge and outer gate piers remain intact. The ruined summerhouse known as the Pepperpot still stands in the grounds.

  • England , Buckingham

    Akeley Wood School is housed in a late-19th-century country house and set in grounds which have been encroached upon by modern sports pitches and recreational facilities.

  • England , Elstree

    The site has been occupied since at least the 16th century. It now comprises the remains of a late-19th-century arboretum, ornamental gardens and parkland. At its most extensive the garden covered about 150 hectares. In the 20th century the site came into divided use and ownership, with around 80 hectares of woodland and open ground (largely playing fields) around the mansion, which is now a school.

  • England , Greater London

    Hillingdon Court was built in 1854-8 by P C Hardwick for the banker Charles Mills, later Lord Hillingdon. Since 1978 it has been the American Community School and although the grounds are much reduced, formal gardens remain to south and east, the latter with an open prospect to Hillingdon Court Park.

  • England , Ashtead

    Ashtead Park, originally laid out in the late 17th century, is now in divided ownership. The southern half contains the formal gardens and pleasure grounds around the house, which has been a school since the early 20th century. The northern half is a local nature reserve with oak woodland, open parkland areas and lakes.

  • England , Lancashire

    Astley Hall is situated within Astley Park, a late-17th-century park which was re-landscaped in the early-19th century. The site was adapted as a public park in the 20th century, and now occupies 43 hectares.

    Astley Hall, Chorley, the library Astley Hall, Chorley, the library

  • England , Aylesbury

    The mansion house at this site has been demolished, with the landscape park being used as a sporting facility. Field fences and sports grounds have been superimposed on the original landscape.

  • 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.

  • Scotland , Ayr

    The designed landscape at Auchincruive retains its informal 19th-century structure and is now the setting for an agricultural college. As well as parkland and woodland there are well-maintained ornamental gardens and a terraced walled garden.

  • England , Bransgore

    Avon Tyrrell House has associated late-19th-century gardens, probably designed by H E Milner and later formalised by W R Lethaby, the architect of the house. The site is currently (2008) the National Training, Activity and Residential Centre of the charity, UK Youth.

  • England , Spalding

    Ayscoughfee Hall Museum stands in Ayscoughfee Gardens, five acres of public park. It is known that the present footprint and acreage of the Gardens dates back to at least 1732 when they can be compared to John Grundy's map of Spalding from that date. Maurice Johnson II (barrister and founder of the Spalding Gentleman's Society, 1688 - 1755) was probably responsible for laying the Gardens out. They were influenced by the fashions of the time and Johnson's strong connections with London.

    Ayscoughfee Hall Canal Ayscoughfee Hall Canal

  • England , Wythenshawe

    This small site includes a hall and grounds lying to the east of Hall Lane. The site is surrounded by open fields and Black Carr Wood lies further east across the fields. The hall survives with a small formal garden area and the grounds have been absorbed into school playing fields.

  • England , Greater London

    Described as 'one of the grand almshouses of north-east London', the building has a number of plaques recording that electric light was brought to the almshouses in 1924 and that gas was installed in 1939. The almshouses remain in residential use and are now Council housing.

  • England , Thirsk

    Baldersby Park is a landscape park with an associated Palladian revival house. The site is mostly undulating pasture. Other features include a lake, a circular temple and two obelisks.

  • England , Greater London

    The buildings are ranged around a landscaped quadrangle laid to grass, divided in two by a flagstone path with a central war memorial of 1920. The quadrangle is partly cloistered and has perimeter paths with a series of benches along the sides. The west side of the quadrangle has a screen consisting of a series of arches with ornamental railings and central gateway leading onto the terrace that overlooks the main school playing fields and cricket field.