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Brief description of site

Orchardleigh has formal gardens and pleasure grounds of around four hectares, dating mainly from the 19th century. The pleasure grounds feature a main grass walk with a vista through a yew hedge to the park. There are also winding gravel walks and groves. The pleasure grounds are set within a landscaped deer park of around 325 hectares, dating from medieval times. The park has a lake formed from a stream. The house is now a venue for weddings and accommodation, and is open to patrons only.

Brief history of site

The house, built between 1855 and 1858 by T H Wyatt, replaced a mansion south of the church.

Location information:

Address: Orchardleigh Park, BA11 2PH

Locality: Frome

Local Authorities:

Somerset; Mendip; Lullington

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 183 Grid Ref: ST777513
Latitude: 51.2604 Longitude: -2.32097

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: After 1855

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 329

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