Pierremont Park, Broadstairs 2624

Broadstairs, England, Kent, Thanet

Brief Description

Pierremont Park has a hall and associated gardens of unknown size dating from 1785. The site was purchased by the district council for council use in 1927. The gardens include specimen trees, a fountain and a pergola.

History

The Hall was built in 1785 for Thomas Forsyth.

Detailed Description

These are inviting gardens in the busy centre of the town. The holm oaks date from the first garden and there are many specimen trees, such as Paulownia, and an interesting association of showy plants in well-ordered beds. At the rear of the house, a fountain is the centre-piece of a charming garden, recently redesigned with new planting, a pergola and improved seating and paths.
Features
  • Fountain
  • Description: At the rear of the house, a fountain is the centre-piece of a charming garden.
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: The holm oaks date from the first garden and there are many specimen trees, such as Paulownia.
  • Council Office (featured building)
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Pergola
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Broadstairs and
History

Detailed History

Pierremont Park, Broadstairs. The Hall was built in 1785 for Thomas Forsyth and the grounds were ‘all of a beauty scarcely to be exceeded'. Even so, they were improved upon and in 1829 the Duchess of Kent and the young Princess Victoria stayed here. Broadstairs UDC leased, then purchased Pierremont Park for council use in 1927.

Period

  • Late 18th Century
  • 18th Century
References

References

Contributors

  • Kent Gardens Trust