The Codrington family acquired the estate in the late 16th century, when there was a large gables Elizabethan house and adjoining church. In the 18th century the family became wealthy from sugar plantations in the West Indies and undertook work on the estate. The grounds of 240 ha were laid out around 1764 by Capability Brown and were modified in 1793 by William Emes and John Webb. The current house was built by James Wyatt between 1798 and 1813 for Christopher Codrington. The church was also rebuilt by Wyatt. A formal garden was added in 1930.
The River Frome rises in the grounds.
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