Monument record M8789 - Bestwood Lodge Garden


GARDEN (Victorian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 56963 46502 (103m by 75m)
Map sheet SK54NE
District Gedling
Civil Parish Bestwood Park (G), Gedling


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

There are unclassified earthworks to the S of Bestwood Park. (1)
Terracing to the E and a mound to the S of the Lodge are probably the "unclassified earthworks". The terracing is the result of C19 formal landscape gardening. The mound which has a flat top is probably the site of a contemporary belvedere or summerhouse and has on its NE side the now dry gully of a small cascade. (2)
Bestwood Lodge was built … in 1862-5. Gardens landscaped by Teulon and Thomas Church. (4)
All landscaping visible on (5), with 'Summer House' named.
See M5261 for hunting lodge, M8932 for victorian villa.

<1> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 312 (Published document). SNT1383.

<2> Seaman BH, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1253.

<3> OS, 1887, 6in 1887 (Map). SNT1059.

<4> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 72 (Monograph). SNT4.

<5> OS, 1916, 1:2500, County Series 1916 (Map). SNT1025.

Other Refs: 38/2

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 312.
  • <2> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1887. 6in 1887.
  • <4> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 72.
  • <5> Map: OS. 1916. 1:2500, County Series 1916.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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