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Brief description of site

Langford Court has 19th-century parkland on a 17th-century site.

Location information:

Address: Langford Road, BS40 5BZ

Locality: Burrington

Local Authorities:

North Somerset; Burrington

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 182 Grid Ref: ST470602
Latitude: 51.3384 Longitude: -2.76223

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: residential building

Site first created: After 1600

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 7

Description

Langford Court (listed grade II) is a detached house dated 1651 with early-19th-century and 1875 alterations and additions. The late-18th-century Orangery (Grade II listed) is situated to the north east of Langford Court and shows a five window facade with central doorway and windows to each end all under round-headed arches with stone imposts, keystones and sills. The late-18th-century Gatepiers, Gates and Walls (Grade II listed) feature ashlar to piers, rubble stone to wall base, ashlar block course, brick to walls, dressed stone copings and wrought iron railings. There are two pairs of piers either side of central gatepiers making six in all.

The 19th century parkland features include yew topiary, a sundial and a lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Also featured are a ha-ha and a walled garden. 

Description checked by Avon Gardens Trust 22/5/2012.

 

Site designation(s)

The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade II Reference Langford Court

The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade II Reference Orangery

The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade II Reference Gate piers, walls and gates

Principal building:

house Created 1651

A two storey seven bay range with advance three bay centre. Two storey wings to each end forming a symmetrical composition.

Designation status: The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade II

History

Langford Court (listed grade II) is a detached house dated 1651 with early-19th-century and 1875 alterations and additions.

The 19th century parkland was superimposed on a 17th-century site. 

Features

sundial

orangery

Feature created: 1767 to 1799

Designation status: The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Designation Grade II

gate piers

garden wall

Feature created: 1800 to 1899

A walled garden

topiary

Feature created: 1800 to 1899

Yew topiary

ha-ha

Feature created: 1800 to 1899

References

Organisations associated with this site

Avon Gardens Trust

Historic England Role: Designating Authority

Sources of information

The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol

N Pevsner The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol (London: Penguin, 1958)

Contributor or Recorder Avon Gardens Trust

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