Description: Rockery Approximately 40 Metres South of Temple of Flora
Date Listed: 19 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 248328
OS Grid Reference: SU5421198184
OS Grid Coordinates: 454211, 198184
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6798, -1.2173
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NUNEHAM COURTENAY NUNEHAM PARK
12/91 Rockery approx. 40m. S of
Temple of Flora
Rockery. c.1771, extended probably early C19. Limestone and composition
boulders. Rockery forms one side of the ravine-like path leading past the grotto
(q.v.). A large slanting tablet within the rockery, commemorates Walter Clark,
"florist", in an inscription by William Whitehead, Poet Laureate. Clark, the
gardener who made the flower garden, died in 1784. The grotto formed part of the
innovative flower garden designed by the Reverend William Mason, the author of
"The English Flower Garden", for Lord Nuneham, afterwards the 2nd Earl Harcourt.
Included for group value.
(Nuneham Park is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade I; M.
Batey, Nuneham Courtenay, 1970, p.27).
Listing NGR: SU5421198184
Source: English Heritage
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