Elton Hall, Herefordshire 4793

Elton, Ludlow, England

Brief Description

A landscape park of the late 18th century. In the early 19th century the site was occupied by the horticulturist Thomas Andrew Knight, who bred numerous fruit tree cultivars here.

History

The house was remodelled in the 1760s around a half-timbered core. The landscape park was created in the late 18th and early 19th century. Thomas Andrew Knight lived here and bred fruit between 1791 and 1808.

Features
Ha-ha, Kitchen Garden, Orchard
Access & Directions

Directions

Four miles south-west of Ludlow via a minor road.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Elton
History

Detailed History

Elton Hall was rebuilt with a Gothick facade around 1760, retaining the core of the earlier half-timbered house.

The property was occupied from 1791 to 1808 by Thomas Andrew Knight, horticulturist, fruit tree breeder and co-founder of the (Royal) Horticultural Society. He added the walled kitchen garden and formed the collection of new fruit trees, especially cherries and apples, on the site now known as Knight's Orchard.

Period

  • 18th Century
Associated People

Just one person associated to Elton Hall, Herefordshire

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