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


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AUG. 26. - Northenwood, J. Pulteney, Esq. - This seat, formerly known as Mount Royal, is situated on a fine eminence close to the village of Lyndhurst. The house is placed in a commanding situation, backed by wood, with the village and church in front. There is a conservatory adjoining it, a level terrace walk, and a fine sloping lawn. Some comfortable cottages are erecting near the entrance, but the chimney tops want that boldness and freedom which is so satisfactory to the architectural eye. There is a handsome entrance lodge, and an approach on an elevated level which leads to the back front of the house; so that the principal views are, as ought always to be the case, not seen till we enter the principal room.