TM4997 : Somerleyton Hall - gardens

taken 8 years ago, near to Herringfleet, Suffolk, Great Britain

Somerleyton Hall - gardens
Somerleyton Hall - gardens
The 12 acre gardens and grounds at Somerleyton Hall > LinkExternal link are planted with many magnificent specimen trees, shrubs and borders > LinkExternal link. There is a walled garden with ornate iron and glass greenhouses > LinkExternal link designed by Joseph Paxton, the architect of Crystal Palace. Ancient wisteria are growing in a pergola > LinkExternal link and the yew hedge maze, described one of the finest in Britain, was designed and planted in 1846 by William Nesfield. The gardens were laid out at the same time as the Hall was re-built (1844-51) by Sir Morton Peto and they retain much of their original Victorian appearance. The gardens are home to a notable collection of garden sculptures > LinkExternal link by John Thomas, who also worked on the Houses of Parliament.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 September, 2009
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Gardens > Gardens   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 492 979 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.3488N 1:40.3203E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 491 979
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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