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Brief description of site

Shobdon is an 18th-century landscape park with the remains of formal gardens dating from around 1700, around the site of the former house. Part of the former Norman church serves as an eyecatcher. The house was demolished in 1933.

Brief history of site

Shobdon Court was built around 1700. The gardens around the house were described in 1705. There were improvements in the 1720s and 1740s, and new gardens laid out in the mid-19th century. The house was demolished in 1933.

Location information:

Address: Shobdon, Herefordshire, HR6 9LZ

Locality: Leominster

Local Authorities:

Herefordshire, County of; Shobdon

Historical County: Herefordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 149 Grid Ref: SO400628
Latitude: 52.2601 Longitude: -2.8805


Seven miles north-west of Leominster via the A44, then north on the A4110, then west on the B4362.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1700 to 1720

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 185

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