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1688 to 1727, the reigns of William and Mary, Anne and George I

landscaped grounds and gardens (continued)

The grounds of Leyton Grange House are described elsewhere on this website.  It seems significant that the landscaping of the Grange took no account of what might have improved the outlook from the windows of the Great House on the road entrance facade.

John Roque shows Leyton House (facing down what became Capworth Street from Church Road) with planted beds.  At the end of the gardens the Dagenham Brook has been redirected to form an outwards curve as a kind of bay extension to the grounds.  This bend in the Brook survives to this day, but Roque also shows a short straight extension, extended further away from the house by an avenue of trees.

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