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Brief description of site

Halswell House has mid- to late-18th-century landscaped pleasure grounds of around 27 hectares set within a park. There is a series of landscape buildings attributed to Thomas Wright.

Brief history of site

The pleasure grounds and parkland which were developed from early 18th-century formal gardens and parkland by Sir Charles Tynte, who was a close associate of Henry Hoare of Stourhead and Coplestone Warre Bampfylde of Hestercombe.

Location information:

Address: Halswell House, TA5 2DH

Locality: Goathurst

Local Authorities:

Somerset; Sedgemoor; Goathurst

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 182 Grid Ref: ST254338
Latitude: 51.0986 Longitude: -3.06676

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: country house

Site first created: 1750 to 1785

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 179

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