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  • Northern Ireland , Ballyshannon

    Forest trees obscure the once noted vistas of Lower Lough Erne. The garden is gone, and the site has been a state forest since 1913.

  • Wales , Deveauden

    There is a park boundary wall of local comglomorate stone of varying sizes. There are probably six medieval entrance points. The circular earthwork near the centre of the park is believed to be the remains of the park lodge, and a platform structure exactly one mile to the east of it is interpreted as evidence for a deer course probably established in the 1630s. It is now managed for commercial forestry.

  • Northern Ireland , County Fermanagh

    A demesne with a house of 1805 and a garden, now gone. The site is now covered with forest planting.

  • Northern Ireland , Draperstown

    Derrynoyd is a demesne in which the pre-1833 house has been demolished. Some elderly hardwoods and exotics, forest planting and a walled garden remain.

  • Northern Ireland , Newcastle

    Donard Lodge was a house of the 1830s with a conservatory, both now demolished. The site is on the slope of Slieve Donard with parkland, woodland and exotic trees. Other features include river walks, an ice house, a walled garden and Donard Bridge of about 1835.

  • Northern Ireland , Newry

    Drumbanagher is a walled demesne on undulating land, the 1837 house having been demolished. Features include mature parkland trees and exotics, a walled garden and the remains of an ornamental garden with a pond and a rock garden.

  • Northern Ireland , Cookstown

    This is an 18th-century demesne with the shell of an 1829 house. Features include a tower of about 1869, a record-breaking Western Hemlock, a cypress walk, a terrace with a summerhouse and artificial ponds. The walled garden was planted from 1977, with a butterfly garden. The site is now a forest park.

  • Northern Ireland , Augher

    Fardross is a demesne with fine parkland trees and exotics. The house dates from before 1835. There is forest planting, a landscaped area and a walled garden.

  • Northern Ireland , Aughnacloy

    This is a 17th-century demesne, with the present house of 1825 in a river valley site. Features include a heavily-planted forest, an artificial lake, a walled garden with box edging and the 'Ladies' walk' to the house.

  • Northern Ireland , Waterfoot

    The grounds of the 1860 Glenariff Lodge have been absorbed into the Forest Park, and the house is now gone. Features remaining include a terraced garden down to the river Inver, exotics and shrubs, forest planting and a gate lodge.

  • Northern Ireland , Crumlin

    The noted gardens of the early-20th century on a slope to the glen at Crumlin River are now gone. There are mature trees, the Cockle House above the waterfall, the walled garden isolated by the railway in 1860, river walks and forest planting.

  • Northern Ireland , Armagh

    Near the site are 'Swift's Chair', an early-18th-century pair of gate lodges and ponds. There are mature trees, an arboretum with record firs and forest planting, and an early-19th-century Bee House.

  • Wales , Aberystwyth

    This was a significant landscape designed according to the principles of the Picturesque, and an essential destination for tourists in the late-18th to early-19th centuries. The mid-20th-century forested landscape is undergoing restoration to reveal the original Picturesque structure and scenic walks.

    Hafod, Tyloge Bridge Hafod, Tyloge Bridge

  • Wales , Aberystwyth

    The flower garden was overgrown by the 1930s and severely damaged by forestry activity in the 1950s. Some restoration of the perimeter wall and gates was done in 1988-9. After clearance of a mature sitka spruce plantation in 2009 the stumps were extracted, the former forest road re-routed outside the garden, and the soil surface graded. Further restoration will be required.

    Part/component of: Hafod

    Hafod, Mrs Johnes' Garden, after stump removal and re-routing the forest road Hafod, Mrs Johnes' Garden, after stump removal and re-routing the forest road

  • Northern Ireland , Newry

    Hawthorn Hill is a mountainside demesne with views, and a house of about 1820. There are mature trees and forest planting, and a walled garden with recent landscaping and planting.

  • Northern Ireland

    The house and the once-noted late-18th-century gardens are now gone. Some mature woodland survives amongst forest planting.

  • England , Greater London

    Although much of the wood has been planted in recent years there is a record of woodland here in Tudor times and also mention is made of tile kilns when it was part of the Manor of Baldwyns in the C16th. In 1956 the Forestry Commission took over what was then known as the Big Wood, cleared much of the stunted oaks and other native trees in order to plant compartments of cash crop trees.

  • Northern Ireland , Claudy

    Learmount is a demesne with the present house dating from 1830 on a picturesque site above a bend in the River Faughan. Features include mature trees and forest planting with ornamental trees and steep terraced lawns at the house.

  • Wales , Ceredigion

    Lodge Park features a deer park that dates from before 1637 and possibly from medieval times. The 17th-century house at the centre of the park was converted from a parker's lodge and enlarged in the 18th century. There is a range of outbuildings, a kitchen garden and small ornamental garden.

    Lodge Park, veteran oak Lodge Park, veteran oak