ONE more look at the splendours of Sedbury Park.

Here’s a photo of the formal gardens of clipped yew hedges and topiary.

It was taken in the time when the house was a luxury hotel in the ’20s.

When the estate had been sold in October 1920, the beautifully laid out gardens were a special feature of Sedbury Park.

It would have taken a lot of skill and manpower to maintain this, and this was harder to find in the years following the First World War.

The 1920s was a period of decline and frequent demise of large country houses and their gardens.

Text by the curator of Monmouthshire Museums.

Photograph from the collections of Chepstow Museum ©Monmouthshire Museums