Baynton House 6975

Westbury, England, Wiltshire

Brief Description

The house is set on the west side of a small valley, with the ground rising steeply behind it to a belt of woodland. There are two lakes, one to the south and one to the east of the house. West of the southern lake the ground rises to a hard tennis court and swimming pool within the woodland. To the west of the house is a formal courtyard and terraces. There is a lawn with flower beds, sheltered by hedges, to the south of the house.

History

The present house dates from the late-18th century. The lake and landscape date from the late-18th or early-19th century. Successive owners have planted many trees and established flower beds near the house.

Terrain

There is a slope to the south, east and west.

Features
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: Arboretum.
  • Planting
  • Description: Bog garden.
  • Planting
  • Description: Rock garden.
  • Rose Garden
  • Description: There is a small terrace of roses and a circular rose bed beside the courtyard.
  • Planting
  • Description: Woodland garden.
  • Courtyard
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  • Summerhouse
  • Description: A small thatched house of timber and brick with a tiled floor, situated beside the swimming pool.
  • Steps
  • Description: There are grass steps with wooden risers.
  • Pond
  • Description: There is marginal planting around the pond.
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The 17th-century house was enlarged after 1781 and took on its present appearance in 1796.
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  • Balustrade
  • Description: Clipped yew 'balustrade'.
  • Water Feature
  • Description: Swimming pool.
Tree Belt, Tree Clump, Hedge, Lawn, Mixed Border, Specimen Tree, Topiary, Loggia, Ornamental Bridge, Garden Seat, Sundial, Urn, Statue, Drive, Terrace, Fountain, Fishpond
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Coulston
References

References

Contributors

  • Wiltshire Gardens Trust

  • Lady Jane Hudson

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  • David Feather

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  • John Catchpole

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  • Gareth Slater

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