Ashorne Hill House, Ashorne
Gardens and parkland which surround Ashorne Hill House, and which were created in the Imperial period. The grounds included yew hedges, a topiary, terraces, mixed planting, a ha ha and an orchard.They covered a large area to the north east of Ashorne. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie.
1 Photographs show an arts and crafts vernacular style garden around the house with yew hedges, topiary, terraces. Other features included parkland with paddock enclosures, ha-ha, pleasure grounds with walks, mixed planting, orchard. Recommended for inclusion on the Local List.
2 – 3 Ashorne Hill House postdates the OS 1:10560 1886 Sht Warks 39SW/SE, but some features of the grounds are nevertheless visible.
4 – 5 The OS 1:10560 1926 Sht Warks 39SW/SE shows features including ha-ha in shaded parkland around the house.
6 The house was built in the Elizabethan revival style, with some formal gardens. It was surrounded by an estate of about 400 acres and was used as a hunting box until sold in 1924 (p112).