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

Location

    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