Christon Court, Loxton 804

Weston-Super-Mare, England

Brief Description

Christon Court is listed Grade II. The garden is a small and modest 17th-century garden. Features include lawns separated by a terrace, retaining walls and a gazebo.

Detailed Description

The Grade II listed house has possible medieval origins. The 17th-century modest garden is laid to lawns separated by a terrace, retaining wall and gazebo. The gazebo is mid- to late-18th century. The 17th-century terrace wall is listed Grade II.

An archaeological aerial survey carried out in 2009 by Gloucestershire County Council and English Heritage revealed three barrows at Christon Plantation localed on the western and northern slopes of a broad, flat bottomed valley, which may be where the contemporary Bronze Age settlements were. (Archaeological Aerial Survey in the Northern Mendip Hills: A Highlight Report for the National Mapping Programme by Russell Priest and Amanda Dickson 2009 for Gloucestershire County Council and English Heritage).

Description checked by Avon Gardens Trust and Augmented information on Archaeological Aerial Survey added 12/2/2013.

Features
  • Terrace
  • Description: The terrace wall.
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  • Gazebo
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House
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Loxton
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

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References

References

  • Russell Priest and Amanda Dickson {Archaeological Aerial Survey in the Northern Mendip Hills. A highlight report for the National Mapping Programme} (2009 for Gloucestershire County Council and English Heritage)National Mapping Programme

Contributors

  • Avon Gardens Trust