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Brief description of site

Shockerwick House has an 18th-century park, attributed to Wood the Elder for William Wiltshire.

Brief history of site

Shockerwick was originally the site of a Court. In 1740 the estate and ruined manor house were bought by the Wiltshire family. In about 1750 Walter Wiltshire commissioned Wood the Elder to build a house and lay out the grounds. Around 1900 extensive alterations to the house were carried out by Earnest George. In 1983 the house was opened as a private nursing home.

Location information:

Address: Shockerwick Lane, Bathford, BA1 7LH

Locality: Bath

Local Authorities:

Bath and North East Somerset; Bathford

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST805686
Latitude: 51.4161 Longitude: -2.2818

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: nursing home

Site first created: 1750

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 7.7

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