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List Entry Summary

This garden or other land is registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by English Heritage for its special historic interest.


List entry Number: 1000986


The garden or other land may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Marston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first registered: 24-Jun-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: Parks and Gardens

UID: 1984

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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.

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National Grid Reference: SK 89314 43662


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