Walled kitchen gardens in West Oxfordshire

Chaucer's House, Woodstock

Context
Chaucer's House is in Woodstock, a small town 13 kilometres north west of Oxford. Chaucer's House was once home to the Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas Chaucer (ca. 1367 – 18 November 1434), who was the son of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. The house is medieval in origin with a number of later alterations and additions.

Description
Chaucer's House in the 1st ed. OS (1877) map is shown as having an irregular walled garden which is part ornamental. The layout shown on the 1st ed. map reveals the north part has perimeter and central paths while the south part has informal paths, trees and a glasshouse in the east part of the garden with small buildings on the inside of the south wall. The south part is adjacent to the house. The garden still has external walls, buildings on the inside of the south wall and is ornamental.

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