Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical

Original Use

Walled garden

In Use As

Animal house


1740 - 1760


269274, 335181

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Rectangular-plan walled garden, built c.1750, comprising rubble stone walls with red brick lining to interior in Flemish garden wall bond, and with curved corners. Some cut limestone and slate coping to walls. Gauged-brick segmental-arch vehicular entrance to west elevation, red brick surround and double-leaf replacement corrugated-iron door. Recent chicken houses to interior, and outbuildings adjoining external walls.


This substantial walled garden forms a group with the adjacent outbuildings of Bessmount Park, as well as the house itself. Built for leisure and utilitarian purposes, this garden would once have constituted an integral part of the demesne landscape, and its walls have been well executed with red brick lining to retain heat to the interior walls. Although it is no longer in use for its original function, this structure retains its essential form.