SEZINCOTE House and Garden

near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire – A most unusual ‘Indian House and Garden’

23rd June 2016                                                    Photos by Hetty

Sezincote House is a member of the HHA

First we went for a walk starting at Bourton on the Hill                                  Map of walk

Strawberries growing in a wall

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A pool at Sezincote House

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Sezincote House

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A field of broad beans

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Back to Bourton on the Hill

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The church originated in 1157 and the tower was added in the 14th century

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Bourton on the Hill is a Cotswold stone village with a main road going through it

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Next we went to Sezincote House and Garden

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The Sezincote estate was bought by John Cockerell and ‘Indianised’ between 1805 and 1812 by his brothers – one had worked in India, the other was an architect. This house was the inspiration for Brighton Pavilion. After the end of WW2 it was in a poor state, but was saved from demolition and restored.

In the garden are snakes, bulls and elephants

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S1051632 copyThe tent room

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The orangery now serves tea and clementine cake

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Even the stables are ‘Indian’

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Inside the orangery

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