Parking & TOAL: 51.639026, -2.321748
This is a National Trust site, as such, TOAL was performed outside the boundary.
A secluded country estate upon the Cotswold escarpment, providing garden strolls and woodland walks. Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley and to the Mendips beyond. The Newark estate is situated in an unspoilt corner of Gloucestershire, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction.
The 'New Worke' was built in 1550 by Nicholas Poyntz, previously an influential English courtier to Henry VIII. The house, garden and estate would grow and develop over 350 years, followed by a short but grave period of decline, to then be lovingly restored by a Texan architect in the 1970s and 80s.
The architecture of Newark House reveals its intriguing history, with a quirky collection of furnishings and impressive views completing its homely feel.
The historical significance of the house is met by that of the garden and estate. It has been a deer park for Tudor hunting parties, the steep track made an impressive carriageway to visitors while the fishing lake and summer house provided a place for recreation and leisure. Now, the tiered garden is a place to gently explore and the paths through the valley and woodlands are popular walking routes. A place to connect to nature throughout the year, there are everchanging seasonal flowers such as snowdrops, aconites and daffodils, wildlife garlic, summer borders and autumn cyclamen.
A place of architectural intrigue, quaint gardens and sprawling parkland there is much to see and do at Newark.
Land owner permission not required.
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Co-ordinates: 51.63632, -2.317766 • what3words: ///weedy.allies.clef