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Leweston Manor (also known as Leweston School, St. Antony's School)

Introduction

The garden was designed by Thomas Mawson after 1906. The site is now a girls' school.

Substantial elements of Mawson's design survive, most notably the Glade and Belvedere. Although the overall design has inevitably been compromised by the needs of the school, the remaining work by Mawson and the surrounding 19th century parkland mean that this can be considered an important site.
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Owners

St. Antony's School

Leweston Manor, DT9 6EN
History

In 1906, Leweston was bought by G. Hamilton Fletcher, who commissioned Thomas Mawson to design the garden. The site has since become a Catholic independent school for girls.

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Associated People
Features & Designations

Style

Arts And Crafts

Features

  • Gardens
  • School
Key Information

Type

Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

School

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Sherborne

References

References

  • Mowl, Timothy {Historic Gardens of Dorset} (Stroud: Tempus, 2003) 129-132, 134
  • Wardman, Joan and Beard, Geoffrey {Thomas H. Mawson, 1861-1933 : the life and work of a northern landscape architect} (Lancaster: University of Lancaster, Visual Arts Centre, 1976) 57
  • Mawson, Thomas {The Art and Craft of Garden Making} (1912)

Contributors

  • William Gueterbock

  • Dorset Gardens Trust