Horton Court 1796

Chipping Sodbury, England

Brief Description

Horton Court is the site of a Renaissance garden of which fragments remain, arranged around a 16th-century house and a rare 12th-century Norman Hall. Features include a pond, an ambulatory and a rose garden. This record was checked with South Gloucestershire Historic Environment Records Officer - June 2010.

Visitor Facilities

The hall and gardens are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between April and October (2 pm until 6 pm or dusk). http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horton-court/opening-times/ More information

Detailed Description

This is the site of a Renaissance garden, of which fragments remain, arranged around a 16th-century house and rare 12th-century Norman Hall. A unique ambulutory (listed grade I) overlooks terraced lawns. There is a pond with an island and one remaining of at least four medieval fish ponds. There is a rose garden on the site of an earlier bowling green, and also an exceptional tulip tree.

The Grade I listed house has a 12th-century north wing, the remainder being Tudor Gothic, built around 1520 for William Knight. A coat of Arms of 1521 was found in the garden wall and was removed to the house interior.

Features
  • Terrace
  • Lawn
  • Pond
  • Description: There is a pond with an island.
  • Rose Garden
  • Description: There is a rose garden on the site of an earlier bowling green.
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: An exceptional tulip tree.
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is a grade I listed building with a 12th-century north wing, the remainder being Tudor Gothic, built around 1520 for William Knight.
  • Earliest Date:
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  • Walk
  • Description: A unique ambulutory.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The hall and gardens are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between April and October (2 pm until 6 pm or dusk). http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horton-court/opening-times/

Directions

The gardens are 1 mile west of the A46 between Bath and Stroud.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Horton
History

Period

  • Medieval (1066-1540)
Contact

Telephone

0844 800 1895

Official Website

Click Here

Other websites

Owners

  • The National Trust

    Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA
References

Contributors

  • Avon Gardens Trust