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Brief description of site

Hinton House has gardens and pleasure grounds of around 6 hectares and a landscape park of around 494 hectares (200 hectares at its modern extent). The park dates from the late-17th century and mid-18th century onwards.

Brief history of site

A medieval manor house, which was accompanied by several gardens and courts, was rebuilt in the early-16th century by Sir Amias Poulett. Significant alterations were made to the house in the mid-17th century. A 'cedar lawn' was created in 1684, while in the early-18th century the first Earl of Poulett extended the park, laid out avenues, and erected a statue of Diana.

Location information:

Address: Hinton St George, Yeovil , TA17 8RY

Locality: Yeovil

Local Authorities:

Somerset; South Somerset; Hinton St. George

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 183 Grid Ref: ST418124
Latitude: 50.9081 Longitude: -2.82914

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Unknown

Site Size (Hectares): 200

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