Greenway House (also known as Green House)6151

Dymock, England, Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean

Brief Description

Greenway House has a mature garden with a lake, hedges, lawns, formal gardens and herbaceous borders. There are also productive areas including a kitchen garden and orchards. An unusual feature is a section of disused moat, which was was probably always ornamental rather than defensive.


The earliest records on Greenway House go back to the early-15th century but the house was probably built in the 16th century. The Hankins family owned it from about the mid-17th to the mid-19th century. The house then became a school but has been a private residence since the late-19th century.

Detailed Description

Sale particulars from the early-21st century describe a mature garden with a framework of established trees and formal hedges. The gardens comprise areas of lawn, herbaceous borders and formal gardens, a small lake framed by mature trees, a cobbled area with original well and colourful parterres, a wide gravelled path over the former moat, an ornamental herb garden, a vegetable garden and greenhouse. Mention is also made of orchards, which were referred to in an early-20th century valuation of the property. At that time there was a sunken lawn and a tennis lawn.
  • Building
  • Description: Former cider house
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Stable Block, Lake, Orchard, Kitchen Garden, Dry Moat, Greenhouse, Parterre

Civil Parish

  • Dymock



  • Gloucestershire Gardens & Landscape Trust

  • Pauline Lee


  • Frances Whall