Lyveden New Bield
Lyveden New Bield
Address: Lyveden New Bield
nr Oundle
Postcode: PE8 5AT
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Lyveden New Bield

Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden

Begun in 1595 by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605. The building has fascinating architectural detail and the water garden, with its terraces and spiral mounts, remains one of the oldest surviving layouts in Britain. There are miles of footpaths through the surrounding open countryside and nearby Rockingham Forest

Name and credits for images of Lyveden New Bield
Reference: 70160
Description of image -  A view from Snails Mound and the Water Garden, looking towards New Bield beyond. The house is a roofless Elizabethan shell, built by Sir Thomas Tresham, work ceasing upon his death, in 1605.
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Credit for photograph: Nick Meers
Copyright: ©NTPL/Nick Meers

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