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Historic Buildings of Somerset, England

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Historic Buildings of Somerset


Image right - Lytes Cary Manor

Image Geograph © Copyright Neil Kennedy and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Somerset, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

See Historic Buildings of Britain and Ireland - Main Page

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If you have information about any of the Buildings mentioned below please share it here. If you have ancestors linked to any of the places please add them to the project.

Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

Full sizes of the thumbnail images can be seen in the Gallery attached to the project or by clicking the thumbnail image. TIP - Use ctrl+the link to open the image in a separate tab, or use "back" to return to this project page) Sources for the images can be found in the image details as seen in the gallery.

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles or projects. Other links take you to external biographical web pages. Please copy and paste the bullet used - ● - instead of * when adding items to the list.


● The Abbey, Beckington

● The Abbey, Charlton Adam

● The Abbey, Ditcheat

● Abbotsfield, Wiveliscombe

● Alfoxton House

● Ammerdown House, Kilmersdon

● Ashcombe House

● Ashton Court

● Ashwick Court

● Ashwick House (near Dulverton)


● Babington House

● Banwell Castle

● Barford Park

● Barrington Court

● Barton Grange

● Barwick Park

● Bathealton Court

● Beckington Castle

● Blackmoor Farmhouse, Cannington

● Bratton Court

● Brympton d'Evercy

● Burton Pynsent House


● Camerton Court

● Cannington Court

● Chapel Cleeve Manor

● Charlton House, Wraxall

● Claverton Manor

● Clevedon Court

● Coker Court

● Combe Hay Manor

● Combe Sydenham

● Cothay Manor

● Cothelstone Manor

● Court House, East Quantoxhead

● Cricket St Thomas

● Crowe Hall


● Dillington House

● Dinder House

● Dunster Castle


● Earnshill House

● East Lambrook Manor

● Enmore Castle

Evercreech House in 1891 home of John Davis Sherston JP if Somerset, landowner


● Fairfield House, Bath

● Farleigh House

● Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Forde Abbey

● Fyne Court


● Gatcombe

● Gaulden Manor

● Gothelney Manor Farmhouse, Spaxton

● Greenham Barton

● Gurney Manor


● Hadspen house and garden

● Halsway Manor

● Halswell House

● Hatch Court

● Hestercombe House

● Hinton House

● Horsington House

● Hymerford House




Kelson Park The house and gardens of Kelston Park cover an area of approximately 75 hectares (190 acres). The house has been designated as a Grade II● listed building. The garden is Grade II● listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The original manor house was built between 1567 and 1574 by John Harington, MP, of Kelston (c.1517-1582) and was later finished by his son, Sir John Harington. It was intended to be one of the grandest houses in the county.


● Leigh Court

● Lions House, Bridgwater

// Lytes Cary Manor

Image Geograph © Copyright Neil Kennedy and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

Medieval manor house, originally the family home of Henry Lyte, where he translated the unique Niewe Herbal book on herbal remedies, Lytes Cary was then lovingly restored in the 20th century by Sir Walter Jenner.
See WIKI Sir Anthony Ashley 1st Baronet


● Manor House, West Coker

● Marshal Wade's House

● Marston Bigot

● Maunsel House

● Mells Manor

● Midelney Manor

● Midford Castle

● Montacute House


● Nailsea Court

● Naish Priory

● Nettlecombe Court

● Newton Park

● Newton Surmaville

● North Cadbury Court

● Nynehead Court


● The Old Manor, Croscombe

● Orchardleigh Estate

● Orchard Wyndham

● Over Langford Manor


● Petherton Park

● Pixton Park

● Poundisford Park

● Prior Park


● Quantock Lodge


● Ralph Allen's Town House, Bath

● Robin Hood's Hut


● Sandhill Park

● Saltford Manor House

● Seymours Court Farmhouse, Beckington

● Shanks House

● Shockerwick House

● Simonsbath House

● Southill House, Cranmore

● St Audries Park

● St Catherine's Court

Stoberry Park birthplace of John Davis Sherston in 1829.

● Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

● Ston Easton Park

● Sutton Court


● Tintinhull Court

● Tone Dale House

● Treasurer's House

● The Tribunal, Glastonbury

● Tudor House, Langport

● Tyntesfield


● Ven House


● Walton Castle

● Wayford Manor House

● Westcombe House

● Whitestaunton Manor

● Widcombe Manor House

● Wigborough Manor House

● Woodspring Priory


References and Sources

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// Isles of Scilly

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