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Brief description of site

Barrow Court has an enclosed garden layout of around 6 hectares, with the remains of a landscape park of some 60 hectares. The park dates from the 18th century, whilst the gardens are primarily late 19th century. The gardens probably incorporate the earlier layout. The site has a formal garden, also a surviving large kitchen garden. The house has been divided and is in several ownerships.

Brief history of site

A Benedictine nunnery was established on the site in 1211.
The formal gardens were laid out between 1882 and 1896.

Location information:

Address: Barrow Court, BS48 3RW

Locality: Barrow Gurney

Local Authorities:

North Somerset; Barrow Gurney

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 182 Grid Ref: ST515684
Latitude: 51.4125 Longitude: -2.69876

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: multiple dwelling

Site first created: 1211

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 60

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