Site of Renaissance garden, of which fragments remain, laid out in the 1520’s by William Knight. It is arranged around C16 house and rare C12 Norman Hall: unique ambulatory overlooking terraced lawns; pond with island, one remaining of at least four medieval fish ponds; rose garden on site of earlier bowling green; tulip tree. Immediately to the west and south-west of the Court are the remains of a formal garden layout, consisting of 6 rectangular terraces on different levels and linked by paths and stone steps. Some of the terraces are surrounded by stone walls, others just by grassy scarps. The date of the garden is unknown but likely that at least some of it dates to the first half of the C16, when Knight was rebuilding the court. The ambulatory, also of that period, is aligned with the garden terraces. If these remains are as old as the ambulatory, possibly one of the earliest examples of a Renaissance garden in England.
- Associated Buildings
House (LB I) C12 North Wing. remainder Tudor Gothic, c1520 for William Knight. Ambulatory (LB I), c1520 for W. Knight. Coat of arms, 1521, found in garden wall, removed to house interior.
The House is managed by the Trust as a holiday cottage
- Planning History
Horton Conservation Area