|The Locko Park
Estate has been in my family’s ownership since
1747 when John Lowe purchased the House and Estate
from the Gilbert family.
The name Locko is derived partly from the old French ‘loques’,
meaning rags and in the 13th Century there was a hospital
for lepers built by the order of St. Lazarus, behind
the house you see today.
||In 1790 the
Estate passed to William Drury, who added the Lowe
name to become the first of the Drury-Lowe’s
and he commenced development of the house, estate and
parkland, which continued up to his death in 1827.
When my father came here in 1960, nothing in the park,
gardens or house had been touched for 40 years and
he restored everything into the fine setting we have