Gardens at Graythwaite Hall - List Entry

  • Description

    "...The garden at Graythwaite Hall, designed between 1889 and 1895 by Thomas Mawson for Colonel Sandys, is registered at Grade II* for the following principal reasons: Design interest: * Thomas Mawson is widely considered to be the founder of modern landscape architecture and garden design and became one of the most influential designers of the early C20; * it was Mawson's first significant design, in which he pioneered his 'composite' garden, a combination of the formal and informal; * the design was fully published and illustrated in Mawson's seminal work ‘The Art and Craft of Garden Making', featuring the striking Dutch Garden sundial on its cover; the significance of the early commission is recognised by the book's dedication to Colonel Sandys. Historic interest: * designed at a period when the art of garden-making and planning was at a crossroads, the gardens encapsulated Arts and Crafts principles, and were influential on early-C20 garden design. Survival: * the garden design remains much as Mawson left it, and fully reflects his original design with only very minor later alterations....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

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