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Claverton Manor, Mount Vernon Garden

Claverton Manor, arboretum


Brief description of site

Claverton Manor has the remains of terraced gardens from around 1580, associated with the former manor. There are also early 19th-century gardens and pleasure grounds with an American garden layout of the 1960s. It is a park-like landscape, dating from the 18th century to the early-19th century.

Brief history of site

Claverton Manor House, in the village of Claverton, was built in about 1580 and completed in 1625. Claverton Manor replaced the old house, which was demolished by John Vivian some time after 1816.

Location information:

Address: The American Museum in Britain, Claverton, BA27BD

Locality: Bath

Local Authorities:

Bath and North East Somerset; Claverton

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST785640
Latitude: 51.3746 Longitude: -2.31027


The museum is signposted from the A36 Warminster Road.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The house is now the The American Museum in Britain, which is open daily in high season from 12 until 5, except on Mondays.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: museum

Plant type/environment: American garden

Site Style : American garden

Site first created: 1580 to 1820

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 35

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