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Hestercombe House and gardens, Taunton: the gardens seen from the upper terrace of the house with the wider landscape beyond

RIBA Ref No RIBA150572
Architect/DesignerBampfylde, Coplestone Warre (1720-1791)
Lutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
Jekyll, Gertrude (1843-1932)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1904
Image Date1996
StyleArts & Crafts
Library ReferenceMC AD 250696
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectCountry houses ; Landscape ; Water features ; Gardens
NOTES: The house dates back to the 17th century but was extensively remodelled in the 18th and 19th centuries. But the house is famous for its gardens. First landscaped in the 1750s by the then owner Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, a landscape designer and amateur painter. Then in 1904, Lutyens with Jekyll responsible for the planting created one of his largest single garden designs, creating a series of paved terraces, raised walks and water features and a grand Orangery of 1906-1908. See RIBA161612 for a colour version of this image.

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