Orchard not depicted
Orchard shown north of Hall. OS plot number 764, acreage 1.371.
Site Description: Orchard
Site Access: Public footpath to W
Visibility: Clearly visible only in part
Micro climate: Open, sheltered by trees to N
North boundary: Stone wall
South boundary: House
East boundary: Stone wall
West boundary: Stone wall with spyhole near top and door
Buildings: Inscription 'G I M 1724' over W wall door, and outbuilding with barred gates at front
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: Not visible
Water features: Not visible
Other man-made features: Mature trees (not fruit) near N wall, possible windbreak
Planting: 2 fruit trees, possibly apple trees, appear to be old. Other mature trees and shrubs
General Condition: Well maintained
Other comments: Site on map includes grass triangle on other side of road – overgrown, no evidence of fruit trees, contains native trees. Visit revealed small walled garden to S with large cedar tree, bounded on W with wall with small metal gate and hedge above wall on road side
A walled garden is shown on 1856/7 OS map to north of Laverton Hall, and is also depicted but as an orchard on 1909 OS map. Today it is a garden extension with maybe 2 fruit trees and some mature deciduous trees on the boundary. A public footpath runs alongside the west wall. Some interesting wall features were noted.
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