Survey Data

Reg No

41400982


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Walled garden


In Use As

Animal house


Date

1740 - 1760


Coordinates

269274, 335181


Date Recorded

05/05/2012


Date Updated

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Description

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.

Appraisal

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.