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The grade II* Listed walled garden covers over two hectares of land to the east of the house but only part of the wall still remains within the grounds of Claremont House. The walled garden is of significant historical and architectural interest being designed by the famous Baroque architect Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726). The walls are an early example of the use of brick to enclose a garden on a very large scale. The battered face of the bastions and other design details make the garden enclosure unique in England.

We have carried out measured and condition surveys of the walled garden and we completed the first phase of wall repairs in 2012. These repairs included some interesting solutions to give the wall additional structural stability. Special bricks were made to match the texture, size and colour of the original bricks.

Works to repair other built features in the landscape have continued with surveys of the ha-ha and the icehouse. The first phase of repairs to the ha-ha were completed in 2013.