The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wilshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent in the Summer of 1832

Hall Barn Estate

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Hall Barns, near Beaconsfield, Sir Gore Ouseley. - This place is chiefly celebrated as having been once the property of the poet Waller: it has been lately sold to Sir Gore Ouseley, who is making a large addition to the house. There are two parallelogram ponds in the grounds, which may very well pass for imitations of the tanks of Persia and India, and we are curious to know what Sir Gore will make of them. All that has been hitherto done are the formation of some beds of flowers, and the pulling down of a banqueting room, to turn it into a dairy. The gardener's name is Smith, and, as far as he is concerned, he seems to have done his part well.