Information for record number MWA12498:
Ansley Hall Park, Ansley

Summary Designed park associated with Ansley Hall developed in eary 18th century. Elements include a Hermitage, Chinese Temple and other garden structures, none of which appear to exist today. Lovie recommended adding to the Local List.
What Is It?  
Type: Landscape Park
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1700 AD - 1900 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ansley
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 30 93
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Listed Building (Grade: II)
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

2 Park associated with Ansley Hall. Appears to have developed in late 18th century following expansion and acquisition of adjacent Bretts Hall. Bretts Hall was demolished c.1750. Lovie mentions that its land was enclosed as a deer park at this time. It is unclear whether this refers to an earlier deer park added to the Ansley Hall estate or a new 18th century deer park. Designed elements within the Park include: a possible formal avenue, pleasure grounds with walks, a Hermitage, a Chinese temple, a Yew temple, Summerhouse, "New House", Greenhouse, Garden Seat and Boathouse. In the 1770s and 1780s, further changes were made to various pools and plantations. In 1879 Ansley Hall was sold to Ansley Hall Coal and Iron Company. Parts of the ground were developed into sports and social facilities, possibly in the same area where the present sports ground exists. Lovie's site visit in 1996/97 failed to find any surviving garden structures apart from what appears to be a planted Park boundary to the south of the main House. To the north of the House, on the other side of the present B4114, Lovie noted what appeared to be a kitchen garden with a brick gazebo. Lovie recommended adding to the Local List.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire Register Review Data Tables (North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Rugby)
Author/originator: Lovie, Jonathan
Date: 1997
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire Register Review Report & Recommendations
Author/originator: Lovie, Jonathan
Date: 1997
Page Number:
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designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument POOL * A small body of water, either natural or artificial. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument KITCHEN GARDEN * A private garden established primarily for growing vegetables and herbs for domestic consumption. back
monument GAZEBO * A garden house situated to provide a commanding view. back
monument GARDEN SEAT * A type of GARDEN HOUSE, usually in the form of an open-fronted shelter with seat. back
monument DEER PARK * A large park for keeping deer. In medieval times the prime purpose was for hunting. back
monument PARK * An enclosed piece of land, generally large in area, used for hunting, the cultivation of trees, for grazing sheep and cattle or visual enjoyment. Use more specific type where known. back
monument BOUNDARY * The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form, eg. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument WALK * A place or path for walking in a park or garden. Use more specific type where possible. back
monument SPORTS GROUND * An area of prepared ground on which a sport is played. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SUMMERHOUSE * A building in a garden or park designed to provide a shady retreat from the heat of the sun. back
monument GARDEN * An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Use more specific type where known. back
monument LANDSCAPE PARK * Grounds, usually associated with a country house, laid out so as to produce the effect of natural scenery back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument PLANTATION * A group of planted trees or shrubs, generally of uniform age and of a single species. back
monument TEMPLE * Use for places of worship. For later landscape features use, eg. GARDEN TEMPLE. back

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