Garden Remains at Astley Castle

Description of this historic site

The remains of gardens at Astley Castle which were laid out during the Imperial period. The garden features are visible as earthworks and are situated immediately north and east of the castle. Recommended for inclusion on the Register by Lovie.

Notes about this historic site

1 Immediately to the north and east of Astley Castle moated site are the earthwork remains of garden features thought to have been laid out during the 19th century and probably contemporary with the remodelling of the house c.1820. The features to the north comprise an earthwork avenue which is approximately 30m long and is bounded by yew trees. The avenue runs between the bridge across the north-east arm of the moat, and a small pond situated to the north. The pond is bounded by earthwork banks and is now dry. There are raised platforms on either side of the avenue which are also planted with yew trees. To the east of the moated site is a raised platform with indications that it was surrounded by trees, one large cedar of Lebanon remains. These earthworks represent the most recent phase in the historical development of the site.
23 House with small pleasure grounds set in substantial moat; lake to SE in former park. Lovie states that early C19th regarded as picturesque site with entrance through “ruined” arch. Planting survives. Future uncertain.

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