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This site has the following component area(s):

Clevedon Court, terraced garden

Clevedon Court, woodland


Brief description of site

Clevedon Court has early-18th-century terraced gardens, with later extensions. There is a 13th-century crenelated wall, a medieval barn and an octagonal summerhouse (dating to around 1720). Further features include a turfed upper terrace contained by a tall buttressed retaining wall below, a bowling green and an early 19th-century Gothic gazebo or loggia.

Brief history of site

Sir John de Clevedon built Clevedon Court, the manor house of Clevedon in about 1320. He is thought to have added to and incorporated the mid-13th century tower. In 1630 there were 'two gardens, an orchard, a fayre court besides 60 acres of wood and coppice'. The terraced gardens were constructed after 1709, when the Elton family purchased the estate. There was further work on the grounds in the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries.

Location information:

Address: Tickenham Road, Clevedon, BS21 6QU

Locality: Clevedon

Local Authorities:

North Somerset; Clevedon

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST423715
Latitude: 51.4395 Longitude: -2.83153


The site is 1.5 miles east of Clevedon on the B3130 Bristol road.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between April and September.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: manor house

Site first created: 1709 to 1721

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 80

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