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Parliamentary Surveys. Part 5
And also upon the out borders there are growing thirty eight [Fruit trees 1 fruit trees of pears and cherries, worth £3. 16s.
There are growing upon three of the walls of the said Special Wall Vineyard Garden two hundred fifty and four trees, of divers special sorts and kinds of wall fruits, as apricots, pears, pear plums, may cherries, boone critians, and divers other kinds of fruits, both curious for taste and variety, and very profitable for use; the trees, being very well planted and ordered, we estimate to be worth, one tree with another, in the whole, at £84. 13s. 4d.
There are also forty six Sicamore trees, growing along the Sicamore fourth wall of the said Vineyard Garden in a regular form ; which wall standing to the highway or lane, the said trees are a great ornament to that part of the Vineyard Garden ; which we value to be worth £7. 13s. 4d.
* = Raspberry.
There also are seven Dutch Elms growing in some of the borders of the said eight triangles in a regular form, which we value to be worth £1. 15s.
There are in the said Vineyard Garden, divers neat and handsome borders of coran trees, respasses, strawberry beds, roots, flowers, and herbs, all very well ordered, which we value to be worth £5.
There are also in the said Vineyard Garden, two little garden, summer, or shadow houses, covered with blue slate, ceiled and benched and floored with brick; the one standing in the wall at the end of the walk that leads in a line diametrically opposite to the hall door of the said Manor or Mansion House, and very much graces that walk ; the other, standing in the East wall of the said Vineyard garden, at the end of the walk or alley that leads up the middle of the Vineyard, from East to West ; the materials of which two garden houses we value to be worth £14.
There are in and belonging to the said Vineyard Garden, two rollers of stone with very large and handsome frames of Iron; and also there are belonging to that said Oringe and Upper Garden 6 rollers of stone, fitted as aforesaid, worth in all £16.
And also of one other garden called the Kitchen Garden, lying and being between the said Vineyard Garden and the highway or lane leading from the town of Wymbledon unto the Iron Plate Mills, and fenced with a pale upon the North west and South west side thereof, and with the South west wall of the said Vineyard garden on the North east side thereof, containing upon admeasurement two. roods and twenty six perches of ground, worth per annum £1. 10s.
Memorandum, that in the S3id Kitchen Garden there are forty trees of very good growth, and pleasant wall fruits, well planted and ordered, which we value (one tree with another) in the whole at £10.
There are also ten Laurel trees, well planted and ordered, which we estimate to be well worth in the gross £1. 10s.
There is also one fair tree, called the Irish Arbutis, standing in the middle of the said Kitchen Garden, very lovely to look upon, worth £1. 10s.
There are also thirty eight Cherry trees well planted and ordered, in the said Kitchen Garden, which we value one with [Cherry another to be worth in the whole the sum of £4. 15s. trees.]
There are also in the said Kitchen Garden very great and [Borders large borders of Rosemary, Rue, White Lavender, and great variety of excellent herbs, and some choice flowers, and in the South east end of the said Kitchen Garden there is a Muskmilion* ground, trenched, manured, and very well ordered for the growth of Mus[k]milions ; which borders, herbs, flowers, and Mus[k]milion ground we value to be worth £3.
Memorandum, that there is one door belonging to the said Kitchen Garden, opening into the Vineyard Garden, and one other door which opens into the highway or lane that leads from Wymbledon town to Wymbledon Churchyard.
The brick walls of ail the gardens aforesaid and of the courts Walls, hereafter mentioned do contain one hundred and seventy pole or square rod of wall, at 16 foot and 1/2 to the pole, which we value to be worth £3. per rod, in toto, £510.
The rest of the Survey relates to the Courts, ascents, woodyard, dairy house, slaughterhouse yard, the site, the paddock, the Brewer's close, barns, Wymbledon Park, a Dutch barn, deer, timber trees in the Park, paddock, etc. (valued at £2174. 0s. 6d.) ; springs and coppices of wood (£2020. 3s. rod.); fishponds, Harpham's farm, a dovecote, meadow called the Great Bitterns, Wymbledon Common, Putney Common, Moreclack Common, pollard trees growing on the said Commons (£500.), etc.
It is signed by Hu : Hindley, John Inwood, John Wale, and John Webb, and examined by William Webb, Surveyor General.