Stanshawes Court Hotel (also known as Kingsgate Park)7074

Yate, England

Brief Description

This Victorian building was originally set in its own pleasure grounds, most of which is now used as a public park (known as Kingsgate Park). The building is now used as a hotel. The record was checked with South Gloucestershire historic Monument Records Officer - June 2010.

History

The house dates from mid- to late-19th century.

Visitor Facilities

The pleasure grounds are now partly a hotel and partly a park for general public use.

Detailed Description

The hotel is a many-gabled stone and ashlar gothic revival Victorian building. The front features a tower with a riviera roof. There is decorative stone work over the windows and diagonal chimneys. A lodge, located at the end of the original drive, is in similar railway/riviera style, as is a coach house within the grounds.

The garden around the house is used by the hotel and extends as far as a ha-ha in the direction of the park. There is evidence of previous rhodedendron beds and possibly a pond. This area includes the coach house and on the northern boundary there is a crinkle crankle wall, complete with old vine fixtures. Some mature cedars remain on the border between the garden and the park. The park contains two lakes, with what appears to be relatively recent planting and a number of mature trees. A large part of the original park has been developed for housing since publication of the first Ordnance Survey map. The rest was extended to the east during the 20th century to include the larger lake.

Record created: 27/07/2007

Record Updated: 22/01/12

Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is now a hotel.
  • Earliest Date:
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  • Garden Building
  • Description: Lodge.
  • Garden Building
  • Description: Coach house.
  • Planting
  • Description: Modern planting.
  • Planting
  • Description: The remains of Victorian planting.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
Lake, Ha-ha, Crinkle-crankle Wall, Shrubbery, Specimen Tree
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The pleasure grounds are now partly a hotel and partly a park for general public use.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Yate
References

Contributors

  • Avon Gardens Trust

  • South Glos. Historic Environment Records Officer