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Thorntoun (also known as Thornton)4191

Brief Description

The grounds of the Thorntoun Estate are now the setting for a nursing home, a respite care unit and other housing. There is an area of mixed woodland and the walls of the walled garden survive.


The designed landscape at Thorntoun was laid out during the 18th and 19th centuries. By the mid-19th century it comprised blocks of planting embracing a walled garden, outbuildings and a small park. The house was demolished in the mid-20th century. The property was home to a Dr Barnado's School during the late-20th century and has recently been subject to development for nursing and respite care.

  • Garden Wall
  • Description: The walls of the walled garden survive.


  • 18th Century