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Dunster Park

Hob Uid: 36936
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Dunster, Carhampton, Withycombe
Grid Ref : SS9910042700
Summary : Landscape park and terraced gardens to Dunster Castle. The park was laid out during the mid and late 18th century on the advice of Richard Phelps. It is on the site of a Medieval park. The grounds also include 18th century and 19th century terraced gardens.
More information : [SS 990427] Dunster Park (deer park) [NAT] (1)

A new park was created in 1755 which lay to the south of the medieval park (SS 94 SE 23) and on higher ground. (2)

The new park created in 1755 comprised 348 acres with a paling 2130 yards long. Deer were transferred to it from Marshwood park (ST 04 SW 31) in 1756 or 1757. (3)

Additional bibliography. (4)

Deer park, c. 100 ha. features include a wooded hillside and plantation. (5)

The landscape park was laid out during the mid and late 18th century on the advice of Richard Phelps. It is on the site of a Medieval park. The grounds also include 18th century and 19th century terraced gardens. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1974
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Maxwell Lyte H C. 1909. History of Dunster 1 and 2, 342-5
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dixon J. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society Parish Surveys in Somerset 3: Carhampton, 7-8
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Whitaker J. 1892. Deer Parks of England, 130
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Source Number : 5
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 : 6
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Somerset, revised 26-Aug-2004
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Vol(s) : PART 37

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Deer Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18-C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Terraced Garden
Evidence : Botanical Feature, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Created mid-late C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1733
Monument Type : Landscape Park
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 : GD1436
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SE 35
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