Park/Garden record MNT26724 - Grounds at Skegby Hall


GARDEN (Modern)


Grid reference Centred SK 49460 60759 (401m by 470m)
Map sheet SK46SE
District Ashfield
Civil Parish Skegby, Ashfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Skegby Hall (listed grade II) 1720 altered and extended late C19 and 1946. Built by Lindley family, passed to Dodsley family 1820, sold again in 1931. After WW2 sold to Notts County Council, converted to residential school. School closed end of 1980s, site now sold for development except playing fields and water features retained by Ashfield DC. Originally extensive water features included streams, ponds, boathouse (Dryad's temple) , bridge, waterfall, boat (the Nelson). Other features: grottoes, a pyramid, Dryad's hut, temple, two walks, triumphal arch, terrace, parachute. Main features remaining are watercourses and collecting ponds which feed them. Originally there were two parallel streams with weirs, the eastern one presumably the original mill stream, the other ornamental. Several large trees along the streams including beeches which possibly formed part of an avenue. Also a belt oftrees on the W boundary. The rest of the area has been levelled for playing fields though a small circular pond or 'basin' survives. A semi-circular slab bearing a date and initials has been reused to make a stone seat on the west side of the final pond. (1)
Locally Listed by Ashfield District Council (ADC Ref: 875) (6).
See M11776 for Skegby Hall, M6619 for ponds.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

Slides, 1995, in HBR collection

<1> Notts Historic Gardens Trust, 1995-1997, Notts Historic Parks and Gardens Files (Unpublished document). SNT4553.

<2> Unknown, 1803, A Description, with an Explanation, of the Improvements at Skegby Hall (Published document). SNT4581.

<3> Nottm Journal, 08/07/1944, Nottm Journal, pp 9-14 (Serial). SNT4582.

<4> Clay-Dove W, 1984, The Story of Skegby and Stanton Hill, pp 9-13 (Published document). SNT4583.

<5> Ashfield Historian eds, May 1995, Ashfield Historian (Serial). SNT4584.

<6> Ashfield District Council, Ashfield Local List (Document). SNT4755.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Unpublished document: Notts Historic Gardens Trust. 1995-1997. Notts Historic Parks and Gardens Files.
  • <2> Published document: Unknown. 1803. A Description, with an Explanation, of the Improvements at Skegby Hall.
  • <3> Serial: Nottm Journal. 08/07/1944. Nottm Journal. pp 9-14.
  • <4> Published document: Clay-Dove W. 1984. The Story of Skegby and Stanton Hill. pp 9-13.
  • <5> Serial: Ashfield Historian eds. May 1995. Ashfield Historian. 3, No 2.
  • <6> Document: Ashfield District Council. Ashfield Local List.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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