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SUTTON COURTENAY MANOR

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.

Name: SUTTON COURTENAY MANOR

List entry Number: 1001107

Location

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Culham

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sutton Courtenay

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first registered: 01-Jun-1984

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: Parks and Gardens

UID: 2109

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List entry Description

Summary of Garden

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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.

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National Grid Reference: SU 50184 94161

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