Caversham Court is a public garden and was a mansion located on the north bank of the River Thames in Caversham, a suburb of Reading in the English county of Berkshire (formerly in Oxfordshire). The park lies within the St Peter's conservation area. The park is listed as Grade II in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.To visit Caversham Court Gardens and other attractions in Reading, use our Reading trip planning website .
The medieval community of Caversham was clustered on the north side of Caversham Bridge to the east of St Peter's Church, which was built in the 12th century. Walter Giffard, the second Earl of Buckingham, donated the land for the church and neighbouring rectory, together with a considerable amount of land around it, to the Augustinian Abbey of Notley near Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire. They erected a small monastic cell there.
After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, these lands were given to Christchurch College, Oxford. Over the next four centuries, the Old Rectory, which became known as Caversham Court, was occupied by some of the most influential families in the Reading area, who both improved and enhanced the site.
Caversham Court Gardens Reviews
If you haven't been to this little hidden gem please make time and go. Beautiful small little park leading down to the Thames with a coffee pavilion ran by different volunteer groups. Always amazing h... more »
Over the years the grounds have been beautifully restored. It is a very relaxing place to be with well kept borders and some lovely old trees. There is a lot of history to the site, being the site of ... more »
Very beautiful.. and serene.. I love going there with my son. Provides a very lovely view of Thames with ample sitting area.. only issue, i would say is Parking.. Nothing close by.. you have park either opposite side of River or somewhere else and then walk up to this place.. But a minor issue.. all in all definitely recommend..
Beautiful, little known, secluded spot beside the river, on the outskirts of a city. A lovely refuge from the hubbub of the busy city centre. With the added benefit of a volunteer run, coffee and cake hut!
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