Information for record number MWA13391:
The Walled Garden, Combe abbey, Warwickshire

Summary 18th Century Walled Garden.
What Is It?  
Type: Walled Garden
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1740 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Combe Fields
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 40 79
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

2 The Walled Garden at Combe Abbey forms part of the Grade II* listed Registered Garden. The Garden was created as part of Lancelot' Capability' Brown's reorganisation of the Combe Abbey landscape. Two buildings which are on a different alignment to the Garden could be placed to capture the sun or could be remnants of an earlier Garden. On the 1859 map they are labelled hot-houses suggesting the former. The 1859 plan (Bland, hood and Galland, private ownership George Demidowicz) is slightly more simplified than the 1778. Two additional structures are shown set against the north-west garden wall. The Garden was rebuilt for the 2nd Earl of Craven in 1861. The architect was W Eden Nesfield and the head Gardener William Miller. The 1864 plan by Miller shows his intended layout.
3 The Walled Garden may have been constructed as early as 1740.
4 It is first illustrated on a plan of 1778 which shows the Garden as a rectangle with an oval ha-ha. The internal arrangement is symmetrical with eight divisions.
5 The First Edition Ordnance survey map of 1886 shows that Miller had achieved his intended layout.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire Register Review Report & Recommendations
Author/originator: Lovie, Jonathan
Date: 1997
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Map
Title: A Survey of Combe Estate
Author/originator: Baker
Date: 1778
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Volume/Sheet: CR8/184 430
Source No: 5
Source Type: Map
Title: First Edition
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1886
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Fieldwork in The Walled garden, Combe Abbey, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Jones C
Date: 2007
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Volume/Sheet: 0718
Source No: 2
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA (West Midlands Archaeology) vol 50
Author/originator: CBA West Midlands
Date: 2007
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source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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 FIELDWORK * A usually temporary earthwork or fortification, the latter constructed by military forces operating in the field. Use more specific type where known. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument ABBEY * A religious house governed by an abbot or abbess. Use with narrow terms of DOUBLE HOUSE, MONASTERY or NUNNERY. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. 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 STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument WALLED GARDEN * A garden surrounded by a substantial wall. back
monument GARDEN WALL * A stone or brick wall either in, or enclosing, a garden. back

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