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Brief description of site

Dodington House has a landscape park of around 240 hectares. This record was checked with South Gloucestershire Historic Environment Records Officer - June 2010.

Brief history of site

The previous house on the site dated from the mid-late 16th century, and was associated with a large walled garden. In 1712, Atkyns notes that Sir William Codrington 'hath a large house near the Church, and very large and beautiful gardens, and a great Estate in this Parish' (Atkyns 1712). The landscape park was laid out around 1764 by Capability Brown for Sir William Codrington. It was modified in 1793 by Emes and J Webb for Christopher Bethell Codrington. A formal garden was added in 1930.

Location information:

Address: Dodington, Bristol, BS37 6SL

Locality: Bristol

Local Authorities:

South Gloucestershire; Dodington

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST752799
Latitude: 51.5175 Longitude: -2.3588

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1599

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 240

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