Pleasure Grounds

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Pleasure Grounds

These are not as grand or formal as they might sound. There is a four acre area beside the main house and adjoining the walled gardens known as the Pleasure Grounds. This area was laid out in existing woodland sometime in the 19th century with gravel paths box hedges, and ornamental trees. It also contains a simple memorial to a member of the family who killed by a fall from his horse in the 1830’s at the yard entrance behind the main house.

It has not been overly restored but the paths are open again, the giant red cedar continues to flourish and the tree fern have established themselves beside the Mausoleum walk. Ignore the old stories of Henry Jackson riding his horse through here on stormy nights and enjoy the distinctly Victorian atmosphere of the woodland paths and groves.

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