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Brief description of site

Poundisford Park is a deer park of around 178 hectares, dating from the medieval period onwards. There is also an enclosed garden of around 1 hectare dating from the 17th century. The boundary of the registered site continues to be defined by the park pale, a scheduled ancient monument.

Brief history of site

The park was certainly in existence by 1210-11. It was an appendage of the episcopal castle of Taunton, one of the possessions of the medieval bishops of Winchester. In 1534 Bishop Gardiner divided the park and leased it as two agricultural holdings. William Hill bought the lease to the southern half in 1546 and began to build a new house, the present Poundisford Park.

Location information:

Address: Poundisford, TA3 7AF

Locality: Taunton

Local Authorities:

Somerset; Taunton Deane; Pitminster

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 193 Grid Ref: ST222202
Latitude: 50.9759 Longitude: -3.10952

Key information:

Form of site: deer park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1210

Main period of development: Medieval

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 180

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