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Brief description of site

The Chantry has the remains of a landscape with lakes and grottoes dating to around 1825.

Brief history of site

By the early-19th century, the land had passed into the ownership of James Fussell, who appears to have lived in a house adjacent to his iron works until around 1825, when he completed the construction of a villa on high ground above the valley. The villa was built to the design of a Bath architect, John Pinch. A Picturesque landscape was laid out around the villa. The grounds appear to have been completed by 1830.

Location information:

Address: Whatley, Mendip, BA11 3LW

Locality: Frome

Local Authorities:

Somerset; Mendip; Whatley

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 183 Grid Ref: ST719470
Latitude: 51.2215 Longitude: -2.40375

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : Picturesque

Site first created: Before 1825

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 12

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