Painshill Landscape Garden was created between 1738 and 1773, by the Hon. Charles Hamilton. It is one of England’s finest and a Grade I Listed Park and Garden
Born in Dublin in 1704, Hamilton, the ninth son and 14th child of the Sixth Earl of Abercorn, embarked on two Grand Tours across Europe before acquiring the land at Painshill. As well as landscaping, an artificial lake and exotic planting, the gardens boast a wealth of man-made structures.
These include temples, a waterwheel, a mausoleum and a grotto. There was also an ice house, built close to the lake from where ice would have been harvested during the winter months. The ice house, dating from 1830, has been restored and can be viewed close to the more obvious Gothic Temple.
The site is listed by Historic England.