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Brief description of site

Cothelstone Manor has a formal drive, forecourt and the remains of formal gardens.
The house is now used for corporate events and weddings, but is not open to the public in the general sense. Please see:
http://www.cothelstonemanor.co.uk/group-manor-house-tours-somerset

Brief history of site

The medieval landscape associated with Cothelstone Manor is known to have included a deer park on Cothelstone Hill, deer lawns south-east of the Manor, warrens on the lower slopes of Cothelstone Hill, enclosed gardens with a loggia, at least two ponds, extensive orchards and walnut tree planting, and a bowling green. In 1583 there was a park at Cothelstone 'one mile in compass'.

Location information:

Address: Cothelstone, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3DS

Locality: Taunton

Local Authorities:

Somerset; Taunton Deane; Cothelstone

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 181 Grid Ref: ST182318
Latitude: 51.0797 Longitude: -3.16911

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: hotel

Site Style : formal

Site first created: Before 1583

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1

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