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Brief description of site

Kelston Park has a terraced garden and landscape park of around 75 hectares.

Brief history of site

Some time between 1567 and 1574, John Harrington began building a house which was finished by his son. It was intended to be one of the grandest houses in the county. Sir Caesar Hawkins, a leading surgeon, created a new mansion between 1765 and 1770, and commissioned Capability Brown to lay out the park in 1767-8.

Location information:

Address: Kelston Park, BA1 9AE

Locality: Bath

Local Authorities:

Bath and North East Somerset; Kelston

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST702661
Latitude: 51.3932 Longitude: -2.42969

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: health and welfare

Site first created: 1567 to 1768

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 75

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