Brockhampton Park, Cheltenham 6062

Cheltenham, England, Gloucestershire, Cotswold

Brief Description

The gardens associated with Brockhampton Park are a simplified version of a mid-19th-century layout. There is a fishing lake in the grounds with an ornamental bridge over it and the gardens include formal terracing around the house with hedges and topiary. Parkland overlies a former deer park, once famous for its herd of white deer.

History

The mid-17th-century house had a formal garden whose layout is evident under the present lawns. Both the house and the grounds saw expansion during the 19th and early-20th centuries. Much land was sold off in the mid-20th century. The house is now divided into apartments with the grounds maintained by two part-time gardeners.

Features
  • Summerhouse
  • Description: Two-storey summerhouse with arched openings.
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  • Gateway
  • Description: Two pairs of stone piers flanking road on west boundary.
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  • Gateway
  • Description: Gate piers and gate at crossroads to south-west of park.
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  • Ornamental Bridge
  • Description: Bridge over lake.
  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: A Tudor-style mansion re-built in about 1865 around a mid-17th-century core.
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  • Orchard
  • Description: A partly-walled orchard.
Topiary, Lake, Garden Terrace
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Sevenhampton
History

Detailed History

Kelly's Directory of 1894 mentions shrubberies, a park with old trees and a herd of deer in the Deer Park. The Deer Park is shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1884.

Sale particulars of 1943 refer to beautiful grounds with lawns, formal and rose gardens, fountains, yew hedges, specimen trees, a lake with a carved stone and wood bridge, a stone Garden House [presumably the listed summer house], three peach houses, two heated forcing pits, a glass house, and a large kitchen garden.

At some point after 1979 the property was bought by asset strippers who sold off items such as the fountains and fireplaces.

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

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References

References

Contributors

  • Gloucestershire Gardens & Landscape Trust