Landscape record 0193906000 - FAWLEY COURT, TEMPLE ISLAND (G130)

Summary

Seventeenth to eighteenth century landscape park

Protected Status/Designation

  • Conservation Area: Fawley Court Conservation Area
  • Planning Notification Area: Late 17th and 18th century landscaped park and gardens at Fawley Court
  • Registered Park or Garden (II*) GD1353: Fawley Court and Temple Island

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • LANDSCAPE PARK (17th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1799 AD)

Description

GRADE II+. LATE C17 & MID C18 PARK & LANDSCAPE. WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN. DETAILS OF LATE C17/ EARLY C18 GARDENING UNCERTAIN: DOUBLE TERRACES N,E & S OF HOUSE SUGGEST EARLIER FORMAL LAYOUT. LATER C18 FEATURES PROBABLY RELATED TO CAPABILITY BROWN'S BEING CALLED IN. GROTTO ETC NOTED IN 1771 [FURTHER DETAIL & MAP](B8).
Included in English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register. Condition in 2009 described as 'Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems' with high vulnerability and trend as deteriorating; in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 described as 'Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems' with high vulnerability but trend as stable (B11,B15,B22-26).
Most of historic park is within Conservation Area designated in 1992 (B14).
Brown's involvement confirmed by payments to his accounts in 1764 and 1766 and by a diary entry of 1771 (B21).

Sources (10)

  • <8>SBC4637 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 1994. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England: Buckinghamshire. Part 4.
  • <11>SBC23453 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South East. p30.
  • <14>SBC23245 Map: Wycombe District Council. 1992?. Fawley Court Conservation Area. 1:10,000.
  • <15>SBC24032 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South East. p26.
  • <21>SBC24371 Article in serial: John Phibbs. 2013. 'A List of Landscapes That Have Been Attributed to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown', in Garden History Vol 41 part 2 pp244-277. Vol 41, part 2. p256.
  • <22>SBC24601 Digital archive: Historic England. 2015. Heritage at Risk Register 2015.
  • <23>SBC24775 Digital archive: Historic England. 2016. Heritage at Risk Register 2016. p8.
  • <24>SBC24932 Digital archive: Historic England. 2017. Heritage at Risk Register 2017.
  • <25>SBC25083 Digital archive: Historic England. 2018. Heritage at Risk Register 2018.
  • <26>SBC25245 Digital archive: Historic England. 2019. Heritage at Risk Register 2019. p133.

Location

Grid reference Centred SU 76614 84076 (1085m by 1678m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish FAWLEY, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jan 2 2020 12:55PM

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