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Brobury House Gardens

SMR Number
: 4410
Grid Reference
: SO 3382 4461
Parish
: BROBURY WITH MONNINGTON ON WYE, HEREFORDSHIRE

Brobury House (originally known as Quinta) was built in 1880-1 for a Mr and Mrs Houghton. Previously, the site had been Bredwardine Vicarage's kitchen garden. It was visited in February 1878 by Francis Kilvert, who noted the fruit varieties he saw there. The present gardens, surrounded by woodland and orchards, may have been laid out by the Houghtons. The house occupies an artificial terrace with steps leading down to lawns on the S and W. A walled garden, to the N, originally had a peach house, heated glasshouses and two vineries. A 1926 sale catalogue refers to a second kitchen garden with a soft fruit cage, as well as a rose garden with pergola, two tennis lawns, and further lawns and shrubberies. Well-maintained and now open to the public, this is a good specimen of a late Victorian villa garden. (1)

Monument Type(s)

  1. GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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Associated Historic Landscape Character Records

  1. HHE677 - Enclosure of Common Arable Fields - Broad Closes Interspersed with Few Narrow Closes