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SHERBORNE OLD CASTLE

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Sherborne Old Castle was built as a fortified bishops palace and castle during the early 12th century on top of a natural knoll in the Yeo Valley. Its centre block of buildings were constructed of local stone, using a rubble core with Ham Hill ashlar facing. This was surrounded by a curtai...

KYRE PARK

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Pleasure grounds and landscape park at Kyre Park. The pleasure grounds are set within a deer park which was first documented in 1275 and landscaped in the 18th century .The grounds were laid out for Edmund Pytts between 1752 and 1781 replacing earlier formal gardens. There are claims that...

FURNACE NINE ACRES

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Iron workings and furnace identified in the grounds of Gravetye Manor. The furnace was in use in 1574 and was used for the manufacture of guns and shells between 1761-69. It was closed by 1787. Earthworks survive and were surveyed in 1971. The pond, Lower Lake, is probably the relandscapin...

BOYLAND HALL

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Site of a moated Elizabethan country house which was built in 1571 and repaired in 1804. It was demolished in 1947. In 2000 a plan to rebuild Boyland Hall was rejected by the local authority.

DENHAM HALL

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Remains of medieval moated site at Denham Hall. The house stands within a large rectangular homestead moat which is sited on ground gently sloping to the south and west. Access over the waterfilled moat is via two causeways; the causeway over the north west arm has traces of brick revettin...

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

C16 and later college gardens at New College, landscaped during the 1780s. Features include a Mount constructed in 1579 and C20 herbaceous borders. Early C18 improvements were advised by Jacob Bobart.

THE GARRISON

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

This heavily defended headland, originally known as The Hugh, provides visible evidence of the main episodes in Scillys military history from the late 16th to the mid 20th century. The earliest fortification is Star Castle, built in 1593. Around 1600 a stretch of curtain wall was construct...

KELSTON MANOR

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Manor house constructed between 1574 and 1589 by John Harrington and his son Sir John Harrington, and demolished in 1764 when the present Kelston Park was built. Earthworks of the former garden survive marking the position of terraces, walks and flower beds. A central feature of the garden...

LITTYWOOD

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Two concentric, circular moats surrounding a manor house built circa 1400 and extended in the late 16th and late 18th/early 19th centuries. A massive cruck truss survives at the westen end of the former open hall.

THORNDON PARK

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Landscape park and pleasure grounds to Thorndon Hall, covering an area of 243 hectares. The park was enclosed circa 1412 and gardens remodelled in about 1576. The first landscaping of the park was documented in 1736 but the scheme was not completed. Between 1766-72 Lancelot Brown was comis...