MEM22326 - Golsoncott House Gardens (Monument)

Summary

The gardens were designed by Beatrice Reckitt (influenced by Jekyll) and was almost entirely home-grown. Much of the original planting has disappeared but the original layout can still be traced.

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Full Description

The gardens were designed by Beatrice Reckitt and was almost entirely home-grown and was probably influenced by Jekyll. [1] The gardens were inspired by Jekyll, especially in the hard landscaping. Much of the original planting has disappeared but the original layout can still be traced. [2] The garden has been mapped using the current land ownership boundary and may originally have extended further. [3] Information on the gardens is provided by Penelope Lively in an article for the Exmoor Review. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. H Bishop May 2013.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. J Lively May 2013.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 17 May 2013.
  • <4> Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 35 (1994), "Golsoncott- Two layers of memory", p16-19 (P Lively).

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0241 3906 (305m by 367m)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2019 2:10PM

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