Coberley 6930

Cheltenham, England, Gloucestershire, Cotswold

Brief Description

The house was demolished in 1790 and only two garden walls survive. The site is bordered to the north by the road. The outer service buildings next to the road survive and are Grade II listed. Parts of the garden wall between the church and manor house garden survive and the entrance to the church is still through the surviving service buildings alongside the road. There is a present day house (Coberely Park) but the former garden does not survive.

History

Very little is known of the early history of this site. It was a late-17th century country gentleman's seat with manor house, church, garden, orchard and landscaped park. Pevsner dates the demolition of the manor to 1790. The formal garden was on all three sides of house, mainly comprising vegetables and an orchard. The stream at the foot of the garden was canalised across the width of the garden, with a bridge and formal tree planting and avenues to the south.

Detailed Description

This site is lost except for surviving service buildings (English Heritage listed) and two garden walls.

Features

Style

  • Formal
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Coberley
History

Detailed History

As illustrated in the Kip engraving: The garden lies between the road and a canalised tributary of the Churn. The park, with formal tree-lined avenues, extends southwards from the canal. The garden to the north of the canal is walled to the north and west. The main part of the north comprises service and farm buildings with the church and house beyond. The centre of the garden is cut through by a path which leads to a bridge over the canal. To the north of this are formal orchards and vegetable gardens. There are formal grass parterres with topiary to the west of the house and a formal orchard to the west of the church. There is a small stackyard next the farm buildings and there is also a dovecot in the outer courtyard. A small island has been created in the canal with a gazebo on it. This is a more a functional than decorative garden.

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