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South Kesteven (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 89314 43662


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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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 Historic England for its special historic interest.

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