THE STRIPED HOUSE
16th century house drawn by Barbara Seton in 1792. Three storeys with a frontage of wood and plaster built around a coourtyard.
THE VICTORIAN MANSION
Re-modelled in the 1860s by the Simonds family, much enlarged with the addition of a billiards room and fernery.
19th Century GaTEWAY
The grand entrance to the Victorian mansion. Todays entrance is a faithful copy made during refurbishment of the gardens in 2009.
The tower entrance to the house with its ornate castellation and fretwok pattern.
Shows the lawns, a conservatory and rectangular vinery. The lawns were used for tennis once the lawnmower was invented.
Overlooking the lawns which run down to the bank of the River Thames
19th CENTURY KITCHEN GARDENS
Extensive glasshouses for fruit and vegetables. The large glasshouse to the right was the peach house.
21st CENTURY ALLOTMENTS
Established during World War II and productive ever since. Cultivated by Caversham residents.