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Monument Number 1232168

Hob Uid: 1232168
Location :
Somerset
Mendip
Wells
Grid Ref : ST5519445745
Summary : Landscape park and pleasure grounds to the Bishops Palace. The pleasure grounds were laid out by Bishop George Henry Law between 1824-45 and were continued to be developed throughout the 19th century and early 20th century. The park was first enclosed during in 1207 and was landscaped during the early 19th century.
More information : ST 55154575: NGR located from Authority 1 and OS 1:2500)

The walled and moated precincts of the Bishops Place, date from the Medieval period and were landscaped between 1824-45. Features also include the Camery which was enclosed in the 13th century and formal gardens added in the 18th century, landscaped pools are also present. Parkland, covering an area of 24ha, has been present since 1207, later features include landscaped lawns, a moatside walk, amd a shallow waterfall. (1)

Pleasure grounds laid out by Bishop George Henry Law between 1824-45. The grounds continued to be developed throughout the 19th century and early 20th century. The park was first enclosed during in 1207 and was landscaped during the early 19th century. (2).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Somerset
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Vol(s) : PART 37
Source Number : 2
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Somerset, revised 26-Aug-2004
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Plates :
Vol(s) : PART 37

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Created by 1207
Monument End Date : 1207
Monument Start Date : 1207
Monument Type : Deer Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : landscaped early C19
Monument End Date : 1832
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Landscape Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Landscaped 1824-45
Monument End Date : 1845
Monument Start Date : 1824
Monument Type : Pleasance
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Developed after 1824
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1824
Monument Type : Pleasance
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Developed early C20
Monument End Date : 1932
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Pleasance
Evidence : Botanical Feature

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Register of Parks and Gardens Legacy No.
External Cross Reference Number : GD2141
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 54 NE 98
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, BISHOP'S PALACE GROUNDS
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-12-31