Oversley Castle grounds

Description of this historic site

Oversley Castle grounds comprise gardens which date from the Imperial period. The gardens are located 500m south west of Oversley Wood and they surround the castle.

Notes about this historic site

1 House built as tower eye-catcher for Ragley Hall in late 18th/ early 19th century, rebuilt and extended c1930. Garden features include stone-walled terraces, steps, lake, rockery, kitchen garden. Reputed to be a Lutyens garden, but there is no firm evidence of this. Recommended for inclusion on Local List.
2 The OS 1:10560 1886 Sht Warks 43NW shows the site as Upper Oversley Lodge.
3 The OS 1:10560 1924 Sht Warks 43NW shows the site after renaming but before the alterations of the 1930s.
4 Sale particulars of 1985 include photographs showing walls and yews; the text describes an oriental lake and laburnum grove.

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