The Homend 5702

Stretton Grandison, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England

Brief Description

The Homend was rebuilt in 1814-1821 to the design of Sir Robert Smirke, incorporating parts of earlier buildings. A park was laid out to the north-west with informal tree-planting and a lodge. There is a kitchen garden near the house.


In about 1703 the existing half-timbered house was extended with a brick structure. The house was remodelled from 1814-21 by Sir Robert Smirke, and the park dates from the same period.

Gate Lodge, Kitchen Garden
Access & Directions


Six miles north-west of Ledbury via the A438, the A417 and a minor road.

Civil Parish

  • Stretton

Detailed History

In about 1703 the estate was bought by Richard Poole, who extended the existing half-timbered house with a brick range. There does not appear to have been a park.

From 1814-1821 the house was remodelled with a neoclassical entrance front by Sir Robert Smirke for Edward Poole.

The park appears to date from this time. A lodge was added by John Nash's office, probably to the design of George Stanley Repton.

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