Umberslade Park avenue

Description of this historic site

A tree avenue dating to the Post Medieval period. It is about 1.5miles long and was probably a vista rather than an approach to the house. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886 and is situated north east of Tanworth in Arden.

Notes about this historic site

1 The avenue at Umberslade, stretching for nearly 1.5miles, is shown on Beighton’s map of 1725 and is therefore to be associated with the late 17th/ early 18th century formal landscape removed in the 1740s. The avenue may have functioned as a vista rather than as an actual approach to the house in this period, although the main entrance to the house was on the west side. It was retained as a landscape feature in subsequent periods, but is now rather overgrown.
2 The OS 1:10560 1886 Sht Warks 24SE shows the avenue before it was cut by the railway.