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Bourton House

Introduction

This is a mainly formal garden of around 5 hectares, incorporating 17th-, 19th- and 20th-century features.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01386 700754

Access contact details

The gardens are open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from May to October. Group bookings can also be arranged.

Directions

The gardens lie on the A44 west of Moreton-in-Marsh.

Owners

Mr and Mrs R. Paice

Bourton House, GL56 9AE
Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • The National Heritage List for England: Register of Parks and Gardens

  • Reference: GD1748
  • Grade: II

Features

  • Walk
  • Description: There is a late-17th-century raised walk.
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  • Kitchen Garden
  • Orchard
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: The walled pasture around the house has several specimen trees.
  • Sculpture
  • Description: The walled pasture around the house has sculpture within it.
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The early-18th-century house is built on the footprint of the 16th-century foursquare Jacobean house. In the rebuild the house was taken down to its lower ground floor, the towers were retained and slits replaced by windows.
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  • Knot Garden
Key Information

Type

Formal Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

House

Survival

Extant

Hectares

5

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Bourton-on-the-Hi

References

References

  • Atkyns, Robert Sir and Bowyer, William {The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire} (London: W. Bowyer for Robert Gosling, 1712), pp. 291-3
  • Rudder, Samuel {A New History of Gloucestershire} (Cirencester: S. Rudder, 1779), pp. 301-3
  • Kingsley, Nicholas {The Country Houses of Gloucestershire, Vol. II 1660-1830} (Chichester: Kingsley, Nicholas, 1992), pp. 82-3
  • Verey, David {The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1: The Cotswolds} (London: Penguin, 1970), pp. 186-8
  • Sales, J., {West Country Gardens} (Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1980), p. 44
  • {The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester} ([n.p.]: Oxford University Press, Volume 6, 1965), pp. 197-206

Contributors

  • D.G. Chambaerlayne

  • Gloucestershire Gardens and Landscape Trust