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Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

● Area Ten acres of gar­dens within a land­scaped park, part of the 2,250-acre es­tate that’s mainly given over to arable farm­ing

● Soil type Neu­tral, loamy with some ironstone and lime­stone ar­eas

● Alti­tude 200ft–225ft

● Spe­cial fea­tures Par­tial out­line re­mains of 17th-cen­tury gar­den. ‘Box bower’, planted in about 1750, the only sur­vivor of orig­i­nal plant­ing of seven bow­ers. Walled cir­cu­lar con­struc­tion thought to be a cock-fight­ing ring, although un­con­firmed. Re­mark­able rock gar­den (un­re­stored) for­merly peo­pled with the first ‘gar­den gnomes’

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