Gaunt's House, Hinton Martell 3850

Cranborne Chase, England, Dorset, East Dorset

Brief Description

This is an early estate originally connected with John of Gaunt. There are also early earthworks.

Detailed Description

The site is best seen from the B3078, via a cottage ornee of around 1809. There is a half mile drive with 19th century planting into a late 18th and early 19th century parkland with a lake. There is also the remains of an 1840s wilderness.
Features
  • House (featured building)
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  • Cottage Ornee
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  • Wilderness
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Lake
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Hinton Martell
History

Detailed History

This is an early estate originally connected with John of Gaunt. There are also early earthworks.

The present house dates from the late 18th century. The former Mayor of London, Sir Richard Car Glyn, purchased the estate in 1785. The house is included in J.P. Neal's 'Views' 1818-1823. It has remained in the same family ownership but has gone through a number of different uses and is currently in a fragile condition.

References

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Contributors

  • William Gueterbock

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  • Dorset Gardens Trust

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