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Record details

BCC record ID:1246000001
Type of record:Landscape
Summary:Twentieth century formal gardens at High and Over.
Grid Reference:SU 9660 9739
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • FORMAL GARDEN (Constructed about 1930 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • PERGOLA (Constructed about 1930 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • ORNAMENTAL POND (Constructed about 1930 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • TERRACED GARDEN (Constructed about 1930 20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

The small garden is contemporary with the house. Pevsner describes the original garden as 'geometrical like the house'. The garden contains flower beds, yew hedges, rose terraces, a pergola and below the house is a natural lane and wild garden. It was designed on an original plan by Mr Amyas Connel (designer of the house) to provide the amenities of modern life with the greatest of economy of means (B2).

Sources and further reading

<2>Unpublished document: Nicky Smith (BCM). 1998. Smith N 1998 Historic Parks and Gardens Register Review.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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