Doveridge Walled Garden

Doveridge Hall was a Georgian house designed by Edward Stevens and built in 1869 by Lord Waterpark, a branch of the Cavendish family. It was sold in 1890’s due to financial difficulties. (The title was Irish and caught up in Irish problems of the time) The property was bought by Lord Hindlip from Worcestershire.
His family were Allsops who were brewers in Burton upon Trent about 10 miles away.  The family entertained Edward VII at Doveridge especially when visiting the Derby races.  On the final sale the house was eventually demolished in 1938. The Park, possibly designed by Eymes, remained largely intact and likewise the gardens. The walled kitchen gardens, established originally in 1769 and approx 3 acres in size, remain and are now used to grow a range of fruit and vegetables . A three-section vine house by Messenger erected in 1890’s is in need of restoration but still contains the original heating pipes although no boiler exists. Paths and plots remain as original.  There is a heated wall.    New greenhouses and fruit cages have been added by the present owners and the gardener’s houses, cottages and bothies are said to be in good condition. Water supply is from wells, ponds, tanks and towers in poor condition.