Southwood House, Derbyshire. 2001

At a request from the Historic Gardens Society, I carried out this survey of a walled garden, now much overgrown and used for grazing a few sheep. The dark line crossing horizontally is the course of a culvert which carries a water supply to a pond on the western side. The vertical dark line corresponds with an area where the vegetation is much denser with a line of trees and patches of nettles, which indicates much wetter soil. I am seeing here zig-zag lines very similar to those on the plot of Llwydiarth, which makes me wonder whether there was a maze here also, although there is no historical evidence. The maze was once a statement of prestige as well as for amusement and went through a phase of popularity about the time that Southwood was at its height.

Surveyed at 1 metre intervals.