Record Details

NHER Number:56878
Type of record:Monument
Name:Walled Garden at Abbey Park, Walsingham

Summary

The walled garden is part of the early 19th century landscape design by John Haverfield. The garden is associated with a Gardeners Cottage (NHER 47363). It had a perimeter path and central paths which divided it into quarters with a central circular dipping pool. This design persisted until the 1940s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9371 3606
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

ORIGINALLY INCLUDED IN NHER 2029.

March 2012.
The walled garden is typical of country house estates and here is part of the large landscape design by John Haverfield in the early 19th century. This shifted the kitchen garden from the Abbey complex further into the park. The garden is linked to the sunken road which runs through the park and is associated with a Gardeners Cottage (NHER 47363). The garden had a perimeter path and central paths which divided it into quarters with a central circular dipping pool. This design persisted until the 1940s.

A report of 2008 described the walls of the garden as sound. The central dipping pool partially survives under vegetation.
Information from (S1)
K. Powell (HES), 21 March 2012

Monument Types

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALLED GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Historic Landscape Management. 2008. Walsingham Abbey Grounds. Landscape Conservation Strategy. Historic Landscape Management.

Related records

56859Part of: Abbey House Park, Walsingham (Monument)
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