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Brief description of site

Barley Wood is an early-20th century formal garden, parkland and extensive kitchen garden. The walled kitchen garden, south of Long Lane, has been restored as a working kitchen garden.
Although not open to the public in the general sense, the walled garden has a shop and cafe which are open daily from 9 until 4.

Brief history of site

The estate was owned by Hannah More from 1784 to 1828. The house was built for her in 1801. She lived there until 1828, after which it was sold to William Henry Harford. In 1897 it was sold it Henry Herbert Wills, who added a large extension to the house in 1901 and called in Thomas Mawson to work on the gardens in 1910. Mawson recommended only minor changes, including the addition of a rose garden.

Location information:

Address: Long Lane, BS40 5SA

Locality: Wrington

Local Authorities:

North Somerset; Wrington

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST479631
Latitude: 51.3646 Longitude: -2.74974

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1801

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 11

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