Stephen Priestley & Gardener Richard Colchester of Lincoln’s Inn in 1718

Posted on December 20th, 2007 by Sian Jones

Giles Colchester says: “Could anyone put me in touch with Stephen Priestley who wrote an article on the “Fountain and Gardens in New Square Lincoln’s Inn” in the London Gardener journal in 1997? I am very interested in a reference in the Lincoln’s Inn records to the redesign their gardens in 1718 by Richard Colchester which would demonstrate a link to the National Trust property Westbury Court Gardens, Gloucestershire.

Westbury Court gardens were redesigned between 1695 and 1705 and during this time the Richard Colchester provided the gardens with seeds and plants. If anyone has come across any references to a Richard or Stephen Colchester ‘the gardener’ between 1670 and 1733, I would be most interested.”

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