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  • England , Great Witley, Worcestershire

    Abberley Park was a deer park recorded on documents between the 13th and 18th centuries.

  • England , Abberton, Pershore, Worcestershire

    Abberton Hall is a 17th-century house in a park. In 1924 it was described as 'standing high in a fine park'. Around 1937 a garden loggia was decorated with frescoes by Benjamin Gibbon.

  • England , Suffolk

    The Abbey Gardens are a public park opened at the end of the 19th century. The site had previously been a medieval Abbey. A botanical garden was laid out here in the early-19th century. The gardens now feature a formal area of island beds laid out in the mid-20th century. There is also a water garden and rose garden dating back to the mid-20th century, and later 20th-century additions including a sensory garden and herb garden.

  • 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.

  • 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 , London

    The park is bounded to the south by South East Railways Dartford Loop line, from which it is screened by trees.The entrance from Canterbury Avenue is lined with shrubs and the park consists of an area of level grassland with a small circular area left unmown in summer. Since 2007 a former allotment site that is now Millennium woodland has been added to the park.

  • England , Evesham, Worcestershire

    Abbey Manor House is a 19th-century house in a landscape park, on the site of the mediaeval Battle of Evesham, which is commemorated by an obelisk.

  • England , Leicester

    Abbey Park is a late-19th century public park, formed from water meadows. The site was extended in 1925 by the addition of the adjacent Abbey Grounds.

    The Pavilion, Abbey Park, Leicester. The Pavilion, Abbey Park, Leicester.

  • England , Alberbury, Shropshire

    In the 16th century, a strip of land on the bank of the Severn near White Abbey was known as Abbey Park. The park has now been lost.

  • England , Ely

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

  • England , Evesham, Worcestershire

    Evesham Abbey Park was a deer park enclosed in 1160.

  • England , Pershore, Worcestershire

    Abbey Park represents the 18th-20th century grounds of Pershore Abbey which have functioned as a combined churchyard and public promenade since the Reformation.

  • England , London

    The Recreation Ground is predominantly open green space that is used for playing fields, with perimeter path and trees. To the north is a woodland path following part of the old railway line between Merton Park and Morden Road, improved in the 1990s as part of Merton Park Green Walks.

  • England , Swaffham Bulbeck

    Features of The Abbey include a lawn, a large meadow and earthworks.

  • England , Trafford, Greater Manchester

    Abbotsfield is a public park bounded by Flixton Road to the north, Chassen Road to the west, housing to the east and a railway line to the south. The site is known locally as Chassen Park. There is a play area, tennis courts and a bowling green. The park has been developed in the 20th century.

  • England , Alresford

    Abbotstone house was built around 1680, by Charles Paulet. The gardens were known as the Great Garden. The house was destroyed after 1759, and the gardens deteriorated. All that now remains is the vestiges of the 18th-century parkland, garden earthworks and walled garden.

  • England , London

    In 1934 Abbotts Park was recorded as having 6 hard tennis and 7 grass tennis courts, refreshments pavilion, ornamental gardens and a shelter. It remains much the same today with a central area of open grass, tennis courts and a 19th-century red-brick pavilion at the west end. It now has a miniature golf course and a number of children's playgrounds.

  • Wales , Aberdare

    Aberdare Park is a well-preserved Victorian public park, partly laid out by the eminent park and garden designer William Barron. As well as retaining most of its Victorian-built features, such as a bandstand and fountain, it has an attractive lake. Many of the original trees are now mature specimens.

    Aberdare Park Lodge, Aberdare Aberdare Park Lodge, Aberdare

  • Wales , Abergavenny

    The picturesque ruins of Abergavenny Castle are landscaped with 19th-century walks overlooking the Usk valley. In the late-19th century there were further garden developments and the castle walls were embellished with gazebos. All that remains of this phase is a level lawn and a raised rockery.

    Abergavenny Castle Abergavenny Castle

  • Wales , Abergavenny

    Abergavenny Priory Deer Park is a well-preserved medieval deer park laid out on the south-east flank of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Much of the boundary bank and ditch and some of boundary wall are still in place.