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

The Grange

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The Grange, Alexander Baring, Esq. - August 19. The road to this place, over a country of downs, is dreary, and very uninteresting to a stranger. Andover, like an oasis in a desert, is a neat and clean town, affording a good and cheap inn (the White Hart); but there are several miserable heartless-looking villages between that place and the long approach which leads to the Grange. The house here, however, repays all the trouble; and we have not seen a mansion the external elevation of which pleased us so much, since we commenced our tour. The beauties of this place lie in a narrow winding valley, with a small stream in the bottom, which spreads into a broad expanse of water near the house. The latter is proudly situated on a steep bank, supported by a grand architectural terrace, and that again by a massive terrace of gravel and turf, with a third smaller terrace, of the same materials, below. [The Grange is 5 miles north of Winchester]