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Monument record MDR13719 - Netherlea, now Holbrook Centre for Autism, and associated gardens, Portway, Holbrook

Type and Period (3)

  • (Victorian - 1880 AD to 1884 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1884 AD to 1884 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1884 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Netherlea is a late 19th century house, now extended and converted into the Holbrook Centre for Autism. The Victorian garden was created in 1884 for Sarah Elizabeth Bourne, widow of one of the Denby Pottery brothers. It included features such as grottos and a cascade, with work by James Pulham, at least some of which survives. (1) The land was fields in c. 1880. (2) The 2nd ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map shows the house and garden, with curving pathways through deciduous and coniferous trees, and a large area of glasshouses in the north-east corner. Two small circular structures are depicted in different parts of the garden, but are not annotated. (3) The circular structures are not shown on the early 20th century 3rd edition map, and the garden had been extended to the south. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Morrisson, A. 2008. Email to the HER Officer re 'Historic Garden rediscovered', June 9 2008.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 3652 4450 (145m by 214m)

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Record last edited

Aug 21 2017 10:42AM

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