SUTTON COURTENAY MANOR

Overview

Heritage Category: Park and Garden

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1001107

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1984

Map

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Location

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County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Culham

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse (District Authority)

Parish: Sutton Courtenay

National Grid Reference: SU 50184 94161

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

Modern formal and wild gardens, c.2ha, 1920s by Norah Lindsay. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

House C13, C15 and C17.

Enclosed Long Garden has fountain basin, columnar yews, herbaceous borders, wall plants, remains of intricate topiary of box and yew. Enclosed formal Persian Garden with square pool, pergola, modern knot of box and berberis. Rose garden. Beech and hornbeam alley with yew portals, leading to kitchen garden. Pleasaunce or wilderness of naturalised bulbs, shrubs, trees. River Garden, walks through naturalised shrubs, trees, lawns, wild flowers in meadowland. Beech grove adjoining forecourt. Gatepiers to forecourt, mid-C17.

Area south of house, largely remodelled 1948-51 and c.1960 by Brenda Colvin, who also added wild and riverside gardens west of house. REFERENCES

Bisgrove, R, Gardens of Britain 3, 1978. Country Life, 6 Feb 1904 p198, 16 May 1931 p610. Hellyer, A, English Gardens Open to the Public, 1956. Pevsner, N, Berkshire, 1966.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 2109

Legacy System: Parks and Gardens

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