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Brief description of site

Stepleton House has a 110-hectare park and pleasure grounds, dating mainly from the late-18th century. This forms the setting for a country house.

Brief history of site

Thomas Fownes constructed the present house in 1634. Julines Beckford remodelled Stepleton House after 1745, and developed pleasure grounds and a lake formed by damming the River Iwerne.

Location information:

Address: Stepleton House, Iwerne Courtney, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8PR

Locality: Blandford Forum

Local Authorities:

Dorset; North Dorset; Iwerne Stepleton

Historical County: Dorset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 194 Grid Ref: ST863113
Latitude: 50.901 Longitude: -2.19619


North of Blandford Forum

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1634

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 110

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