Research articles on Parks, Gardens and Landscapes

PICUS Sonic Tomography

As part of the NIHGC Conference 2012 Bartlett Tree Co gave a demonstration of PICUS Sonic Tomography on a tree in The Phoenix Park, Dublin. The following images are of the actual demonstration.

  

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on PICUS Sonic Tomography for the quantification of decay in White Oak [Quercus Alba] and Hickory [Carya Spp.]

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NORTHERN IRELAND HERITAGE GARDENS INVENTORY

1992 by Belinda Jupp on behalf of the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee.

This inventory was complied in 1992 by Belinda Jupp on behalf of the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee. After completion of the inventory, the files were all transferred to the Monuments and Buildings Record, held by Built Heritage: Environment and Heritage Service.

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REGISTER OF PARKS, GARDENS AND DEMESNES OF SPECIAL HISTORIC INTEREST IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Register of Parks Gds & Demesnes - Northern Ireland-NIEA.pdf

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Cranmore Oaks jpeg

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SOURCES FOR HERITAGE GARDENS INVENTORY NI by Belinda Jupp (2003)

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'The archaeology of parks and gardens, 1600-1900: an introduction to lrish Garden Archaeology

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Thomas McErlean (2007) 'The archaeology of parks and gardens, 1600-1900: an introduction to Irish garden archaeology'. In Audrey Horning, Ruairi O Baoill, Colm Donnelly and Paul Logue (eds) The Post-Medieval Archaeology of Ireland 1550-1850.  Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group (IPMAG), Wordwell, Dublin.

 

'THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DEMESNES' by Terence Reeves-Smyth 

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DEMESNES by Terence Reeves-Smyth

Published 1997 in J.W. Foster and H. C.G. Chesney (eds.) Nature in Ireland. A Scientific and Cultural History. Dublin: The Lilliput Press, pp549-572.

"Demesnes have been a dominant feature of the Irish landscape since medieval times and once occupied over 5 per cent of the country. Although dependent upon their surrounding tenanted estates, demesnes - the manor lands farmed directly by the lord - have evolved as separate social and economic areas with distinctive planned and managed layouts incorporating woodland, farmland, gardens and ornamental grounds, as well as a range of building types."

 

PUBLISHED SOURCES FOR IRISH GARDEN HISTORY RESEARCH by kind permission of Terence Reeves-Smyth

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 'PROTECTION OF HISTORIC PARKS & GARDENS IN NORTHERN IRELAND'

Article by Terence Reeves'Smyth first published in An Taisce's Bi-annual magazine in Summer 2007 

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The COUNTRY HOUSES and DESIGNED LANDSCAPES of FINGAL

By Terence Reeves-Smyth. Published 2005 in The Built Heritage of Fingal. Preserving the Past - Exploring the Future, edited by Sheila Flanagan and Kieran Coghlan.  Skerries Patrician Millennium Group, Dublin.

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DOCUMENTING A GARDEN'S HISTORY by Janette Gallagher, 1984 - York

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DOCUMENTING A GARDEN'S HISTORY: Methods for Research together with notes on Referencing, Storage and Presentation of Material by Janette Gallagher. Published 1984 by the Centre for the Conservation of Historic Parks & Gardens, University of York. 

 

FORGOTTEN GARDEN by the late Donald Girvan (1937-2000).  

This short paper about Antrim Castle Gardens was written by Donald Girvan in the 1980s, but was never published. Donald died on 13th June 2000.

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IRISH GARDENS and GARDENING before CROMWELL

by Terence Reeves-Smyth. Published 1997. The Barryscourt Trust with Gandon Editions, Co. Cork

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National Inventory of Architectural Heritage

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage -GARDENS

 http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/Gardens/

The objective of this survey is to begin a process of understanding of the extent of Ireland's historic gardens and designed landscape.  Sites were identified using the 1st edition Ordnance Survey maps.  These were compared with current aerial photography to assess the level of survival and change.  This assessment is not an indication of a site's heritage importance.  Fieldwork is now in progress to compile more accurate data and site assessments.  The results will be added to the website as this work progresses.

 

Crawfordsburn House - Walled Garden

SHARMAN-CRAWFORD OF CRAWFORDSBURN AND RADEMON

Artists Impression  Graphic Artrists Impression 

2 x Artists Impressions © NIEA. 

Further Reading: http://lordbelmontinnorthernireland.blogspot.com/2010/07/crawfordsburn-park.html

 

 

HISTORIC GARDENS (THE FLORENCE CHARTER 1981) Adopted by ICOMOS in December 1982.

The ICOMOS-IFLA International Committee for Historic Gardens, meeting in Florence on 21 May 1981, decided to draw up a charter on the preservation of historic gardens which would bear the name of that town. The present Florence Charter was drafted by the Committee and registered by ICOMOS on 15 December 1982 as an addendum to the Venice Charter covering the specific field concerned.