Redlynch Park, Bruton / Shepton Montague - South Somerset

Formerly the principal seat of the Earls of Ilchester, Redlynch is a large landscape park near Wincanton. The main house has gone and the stables and ancillary buildings are now in multiple ownership. The majority of the parkland planting has disappeared, boundary walls and estate railings are generally in poor condition. There are also on-going development pressures. An C18 Gothic gatehouse, The Towers, was repaired in 2012 and is no longer at risk, and sections of the park wall have been repaired with a Natural England Stewardship Scheme.

Redlynch Park, Bruton / Shepton Montague - South Somerset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Redlynch Park
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1000420
  • Local Planning Authority: South Somerset
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • County: Somerset
  • District / Borough: South Somerset
  • Parish: Bruton / Shepton Montague
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Somerton and Frome
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Private, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 10 LBs