Little Easton Church
This Norman, 12TH century church is located at the top of Little Easton Manor’s gated main entrance. Visit the American Memorial chapel with its modern stained-glass “Crusader” windows in memory of the 386th Bomb Group USAAF based at Easton Lodge or enjoy the wall paintings and brasses together with monuments to the distinguished ancestors of the famous Countess of Warwick (King Edward VII's 'Darling Daisy') and the memorial to the actress Dame Ellen Terry.
Gardens of Easton Lodge
The 23-acre Gardens of Easton Lodge were designed for their owner the Countess of Warwick (Daisy) in 1902 by leading Edwardian architect and landscape designer Harold Peto. Daisy had inherited Easton Lodge back in 1865 when she was just three years old. The estate dates to 1590 when it was granted to the Maynard family by Elizabeth I. Daisy felt that the grounds should reflect the wealth and splendour of her Victorian mansion.
Peto designed many features including a cobbled courtyard with fountain, Japanese Garden with teahouse overlooking the lake, terraces, formal lawns, a treehouse which could seat up to 10 adults and a stunning Italian Garden complete with 100ft balustraded pool. Inspired by the gardens of Italy, Peto designed very romantic flower schemes with features such as balustrading. Daisy died in 1938 and her son did not appreciate her formal gardens and started to plant an arboretum over them. His death in 1960 led to the gardens becoming overgrown with saplings, weeds and brambles.
The Creasey family moved in to the house in 1972 and since then they have been slowly restoring the Japanese Garden, Terrace beds and Formal Lawns. The Gardens of Easton Lodge are an idyllic haven (Historic England, Grade II listed). They have been partially restored to their former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.