One of England's finest and most complete Jacobean houses
Chastleton House is filled not only with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612, but also with the atmosphere of 400 years of continuous occupation by one family. The gardens have a typical Elizabethan and Jacobean layout, with a ring of fascinating topiary at their heart, and it was here in 1865 that the rules of modern croquet were codified. Since acquiring the property, the Trust has concentrated on conserving it rather than restoring it to a pristine state
Name and credits for images of Chastleton House
Description of image - The overgrown garden with 2 at Chastleton House, showing steps with 2 capitals either side, leading up to the North of the House. The plating has now been cleared. BEFORE RESTORATION.
Description of image - Inside the Topiary at Chastleton House. The circular hedged garden was planted by Anne Jones in 1713. Hedges were in shapes of sheep, cat, chicken, horse, squirrel, etc. BEFORE RESTORATION.
Credit for photographs: Rupert Truman
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