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Eastnor Castle

Hob Uid: 113565
Location :
County of Herefordshire
Eastnor
Grid Ref : SO7349636850
Summary : Eastnor Castle is a country house constructed between 1811-20 by Sir Robert Smirke in Neo-Norman and Early English Style. It comprises a large symmetrical building with quatrefoil angle towers and a raised centre. Internal alterations, which were mostly decorative, were carried out by Pugin in 1849-50 and G E Fox during the 1860s. An ornamental garden, adjacent to the south wing of the castle, is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs.
More information : (SO 73503687) Eastnor Castle (NAT) (1)

Eastnor Castle was begun in 1813 by Sir Robert Smirke. It is a large symmetrical building with quatrefoil angle towers and a raised centre. It is reached by a low gate house with round towers. (2,3)
Eastnor Castle. Country house 1811-1820 by Robert Smirke for 2nd Baron Somers; internal alterations, mostly decorative by Pugin 1849/50 and G E Fox 1860s. A picturesque, yet still symmetrical castle in Neo-Norman and Early English Style. Grade I. (4)

Please refer to this source for more information. (5)

A formal garden, adjacent to the south wing of the house is visible as cropmarks and has been mapped from aerial photographs. Rectangular borders surrounding a central circular area with a possible site of a central feature, such as a sundial, extend over an area measuring 13m by 12m. It is centred at SO 7349 3684. (6-7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1971
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Prov List) Ledbury Hereford, July 1960 6
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Source : Herefordshire
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) District of Malvern Hills, Hereford and Worcester, 1986 16-17
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Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Hereford and Worcester (November 1986)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1652 5235-6 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 7
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SO 7336/19-20 (4777/09-10) 27-JUL-1992
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Constructed 1811-20
Monument End Date : 1820
Monument Start Date : 1811
Monument Type : Country House, Formal Garden
Evidence : Extant Building, Cropmark
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Internal alterations of 1849-50
Monument End Date : 1850
Monument Start Date : 1849
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Internal alterations of 1860s
Monument End Date : 1869
Monument Start Date : 1860
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 152453
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : NMR 18358/10
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : HAW 9414/15
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 73 NW 49
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 113568
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE:MALVERN HILLS AONB NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2000-07-01
End Date : 2001-11-01