Record Details

NHER Number:33463
Type of record:Monument
Name:The Cedars and The Lawn

Summary

The only example of a detached landscape park within a town in Norfolk. The Cedars are across the road from the park and The Lawn, acessed by a entrance flanked by walls that mirror the walls surrounding The Cedars. By the late 19th century the park was surrounded by belts, as well as a number of other mature trees. The park may have created in the late 18th century after The Cedars was rebuilt in 1781, or in the 19th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1163 8027
Map Sheet:TM18SW
Parish:DISS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Norfolk Historic Gardens Survey grade two-star (regional importance).
Only known remaining example of a Detached Landscape Park in Norfolk.
Land formerly part of parish close (1722) containing a large pit.
The Cedars was purchased in 1781 by a Mr Moore who moved the arcaded front forwards; similar walls were built on the other side of the road as entrance to The Lawn.
Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Caucasian wing-nut) introduced, one magnificent specimen survives.
Small part of The Lawn sold off to form rectory garden by 1859.
Terraced entrance opposite The Cedars.
Woodland belts established by 1890; some clumps of trees at least as old as 1838.
Doctors surgery impinged on area in late 20th century.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 25 February 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume One.

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