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Brief description of site

The Downs School (Charlton House) occupies a 16th-century site landscaped in the late-18th century and planted with specimen trees in the 19th century.

Brief history of site

The east wing of Charlton House (Grade II listed) probably dates from Elizabethan times (1558-1603). The front hall is Jacobean (1603-25), with restoration dating from 1883.

Location information:

Address: Wraxall, BS48 1PF

Locality: Bristol

Local Authorities:

North Somerset; Wraxall and Long Ashton

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 182 Grid Ref: ST494737
Latitude: 51.46 Longitude: -2.72971

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: school

Site first created: 1558 to 1599

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8.1

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