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Robin Alston Country Houses Libraries England

Robin Alston Country Houses Libraries England

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ALFOXTON som Alfoxton Park
St Albyn 1744+
J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 186. Built by John St Albyn. In the St Albyn family since 1439. Remodelled ca. 1840.
Owned by Langley St Albyn 1852.
ANDERSFIELD som Halswell House [Park]
Tynte 1689
Rebuilt in 1689 by Sir Halswell Tynte. Owned by Charles Kemeys Kemeys Tynte, M.P. - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series
vol. V, 1829. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, I, 1854, 110. W. Watts, Seats, 1779.
BAGBOROUGH som Bagborough House
Popham 1820+
Built by Thomas Popham. Owned 1852 by Francis Popham. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 236.
BATH som Prior Park
Allen - Smith 1750?
Built by Ralph Allen (d. 1764). Owned by Mrs Smith [?] - W. Watts, The Seats of the Nobility. Chelsea, 1779.
National Trust. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, II, 1855, 224.
BATHFORD som Warleigh House
Skrine family from 1440? To1950.
Owned by Henry Skrine - J.P. Neale's Views, Series 2, vol. I, 1824. The estate in the family since ca. 1600. Now
Claverton Manor housing the American Museum. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, II, 1855, 176. J. Britton,
Devonshire, 1832, 94.

BISHOPS LYDEARD som Cothelstone House
Esdaile 1800+
Built by Edward Jeffries Esdaile - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, I,
1854, 153. S. Jones, Views, 1829.
BISHOPS LYDEARD som Sandhill Park
Lethbridge 1720
Owned by Sir Thomas Buckler Lethbridge, M.P. - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828. J.B. Burke, Visitation,
II, 1853, 17. S. Jones, Views, 1829.
BRISLINGTON som Wick House
Withering 1720?
Owned by William Withering - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. III, 1820.
BRISTOL som Brockley Hall
Pigott 1700+
In the Pigott family since 1528. F.O. Morris, Series of Picturesque Views, vol. VI, 1866+.
BRYMPTON som Brympton d'Evercy
d'Evercy - Sydenham - Clive-Ponsonby-Fane 1760?
C.J. Richardson, Old English Mansions, III, 1845. C. Clive-Ponsonby-Fane. Brympton d'Evercy. Derby: English
Life, [1974]; 1976; 1978.
CASTLE CARY som Hadspen House
Player - Dickinson - Hobhouse 1750+
Once owned by the Dukes of Somerset, bought 1680 by John Player. Acquired by the Dickinsons ca. 1770. Bought by
Henry Hobhouse QC in 1785. H. Montgomery-Massingberd, The Field Book of Country Houses, 1988.
CLAVERTON som Claverton Manor. Skrine family from 1874. See also Warleigh House at Bathford,

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CLEVEDON som Clevedon Court
Wake - Digby - Elton 1570+
John Digby, Earl of Bristol (d. 1653). Library dates from 1570, built by Wake family. Bought 1709 by Sir AQbraham
Elton. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 218. R. Cooke, West Country Houses, 1957, 22. E. & M.A. Elton, Clevedon
Court, 1972. Owned 1853 by Sir Charles A. Elton.
CROWCOMBE som Crowcombe Court
Carew - Bernard 1725+
Built by Thomas Carew (d. 1766) in 1725+. Passed to James Bernard 1766. Bernard died in 1811. Bodley has cat. of
books and MSS. Curators Report, 1977-78.
DILLINGTON som Dillington House
Seymour - Travel - Speke - North - Hanning 1580+
Edward Seymour; then Sir Thomas Travel (1684); George Speke (1724);then Frederick Lord North. Owned by John
Hanning - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 141. S. Jones, Views, 1829.
DINDER som Dinder House
Rodney - Hicks 1802
Built on site of old Manor House. by Rev. William Somerville. Passed to Somerville family ca. 1780. J.B. Burke,
Visitation, I, 1852, 102.
DUNSTER som Dunster Castle
Luttrell - Fownes - Fownes-Luttrell 1620+
Remodelled by Anthony Salvin 1868-72. Home of the Luttrell family. Interesting library. [Anon] Dunster Castle,
[1954?] D. Dodd, Dunster Castle. London, 1981. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 207. J. Collinson, History of
Somerset, II, 1791, 12. F.O. Morris, Views, VI, 1880, 43. E.I. Musgrave. Dunster Castle. Derby: English Life, [1955];
[1968].
ENMORE som Enmore Castle
Malet - Perceval med
Built by John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmont (1730). Owned by John Perceval, 4th Earl of Egmont - J.P. Neale's Views,
2nd series vol. IV, 1828. S. Jones, Views, 1829. W. Watts, Seats, 1779.
FARLEIGH-HUNGERFORD som Farleigh House
Hungerford - Baynton - Houlton med
Owned by the Hungerfords from 1335. Sold to the Bayntons in 1686. Ca. 1717 sold to Joseph Houlton. Several
remodellings. Owned 1853 by John T. Houlton. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 118.
HATCH BEAUCHAMP som Hatch Court
Beauchamp - Seymour - Clifton med
Built ca. 1780. Owned by Thomas Clifton - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. V, 1829. Owned by Dr & Mrs Robin
Odgers. J. Collinson, History of Somerset, I, 1791, 44.
HINTON som Hinton St George
Poulett med
C.G. Winn, The Pouletts of Hinton St George. London, [1976]. Re-modelled ca. 1800. Owned by John Poulett, Earl
Poulett - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, II, 1855. 114. S. Jones, Views,
1829.
ILCHESTER som Lytes Cary
Lyte med
Lyte family. Some early books including Henry Lyte's copy of the 1578 herbal with his annotations. Lyte family
papers in BL – Add. Mss. 60318 A-B. W. George, Lytes Cary Manor House. Bristol, [1879]. Country Life, 102, 1947,
178, 228.
KILMERSDON som Ammerdown Park
Joliffe 1810
Built by T.S. Joliffe. [Anon] Description of the Mansion. London, 1857. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd series, II, 1855,
112. R. Cooke, West Country Houses, 1957, 144.
KING WESTON som King Weston
Bower - Swadling - Dickinson med
Built ca. 1760. Owned by William Dickinson, M.P. - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828.
LEIGH som Leigh Court
Norton - Miles 1570?
Norton family ftrom ca. 1556. Bought 1808 by Philip J. Miles, MP. New house built ca. 1820. Owned 1852 by William
Miles. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 257.
MARSTON som Marston House
Boyle 1620+
Owned by Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork & Orrery - J.P. Neale's Views, vol. III, 1820. C. Campbell, Vitruvius

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Britannicus, IV, 1739. S. Jones, Views, 1829.
MONTACUTE som Montacute House
Phelips 1590+
Built for Sir Edward Phelips (d. 1614), Speaker of the House of Commons. Library created from the former Great
Chamber. Neale, Views, 2nd Series, vol. IV, 1828. H.A. Tipping, The Story of Montacute, 1947. National Trust. S.C.
Hall, Baronial Halls, II, 1848. S. Jones, Views, 1829. J. Nash, Mansions, III, 1841.
SHAPWICK som Shapwick House
Rolle - Templar - Hill - Taylor - Warry 1620?
Built by John Rolle (d. 1648). Sold 1788 to George Templar; 1804 to Edmund Hill; passed to Rev Elias Taylor; then
George Warry., owner in 1853. J.B. Burke, Visitation, II, 1853, 176.
WELLS som Wells Palace
Law med
Owned by Rev. George Henry Law, Bishop of Bath and Wells - J.P. Neale's Views, 2nd series vol. IV, 1828. S. Jones,
Views, 1829.
WILLITON som Orchard Wyndham
Wyndham 1550+
Wyndham family since 1528. Much remodelling. Small library. E.R. Delderfield, West Country Houses, I, 1968, 105.

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