Marston Hall 2238

Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England

Brief Description

Marston Hall has gardens of 1.6 hectares associated with a building which dates from the 16th century. Features include a wych elm, thought to be 400 years old. To the south, there is a formal rose garden enclosed by walls and yew hedges.

Detailed Description

The following is from the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. For the most up-to-date Register entry, please visit the The National Heritage List for England (NHLE):

www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list

Gardens of 1.6ha surrounding C16 building. Marston Hall late C16, with C17 and C18 alterations and reductions. Gardens in three areas, to south-west, south and south-east of Hall. To the front of the Hall, i.e. on the south-western side, a gravelled entrance with gate piers to the north. Open lawn with ornamental trees and shrubs to the south-west, with several outstanding aged trees on western boundary by the churchyard wall of St Mary's Church - a wych elm, thought to be 400 years old, a laburnum and two walnuts. To the south, a formal rose garden enclosed by walls and yew hedges; to the south-east (i.e. to rear of Hall) the kitchen garden. This is quartered by paths with herbaceous borders on each side. In the south-eastern corner, a gazebo, C18, with gothic facade designed 1962 by John Partridge, and with murals inside by Barbara Jones. Owned by the Thorold family since the C14.

Country Life, 9 Sept 1965, 612; 16 Sept 1965, 692.

Anthony J, Gardens of Britain, 6, 1979.

Pevsner N and Harris J, Lincolnshire, 1964.

Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: Marston Hall dates from the late-16th century, with 17th-century and 18th-century alterations and reductions.
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  • Entrance
  • Description: A gravelled entrance with gate piers.
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: A wych elm, thought to be 400 years old.
  • Rose Garden
  • Description: A formal rose garden enclosed by walls and yew hedges.
  • Gazebo
  • Description: An 18th-century gazebo with gothic facade designed in 1962 by John Partridge, and with murals inside by Barbara Jones.
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Avenue, River, Kitchen Garden, Herbaceous Border
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Marston
History

Period

  • 16th Century
Associated People

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