Clarendon Park, Wiltshire

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Entrance gate to Clarendon Park

Clarendon Park is a Grade I listed building, estate and civil parish near Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. At the 2011 census the population of the parish was 246.[1]

The parish is almost entirely farmland, with parkland and gardens around the 18th-century house. In the southwest the parish extends to the Petersfinger area on the western outskirts of Salisbury, and the west bank of the Salisbury Avon. The Clarendon Way recreational footpath passes through the parish.[2]

History[edit]

Clarendon Forest housed a royal hunting lodge in the 12th century, which was expanded into a royal palace in the 13th. In the 16th century the buildings reverted to a hunting lodge and were then abandoned. Today only foundations and part of one wall survive.[3]

House[edit]

The house was completed in 1737 for Peter Bathurst, MP for Salisbury, who was a member of the wealthy Bathurst slave-trading family, and remodelled internally in 1814 and 1920.[4][5] After having been passed down the Hervey-Bathurst family, it was occupied by Sir Frederick Hervey-Bathurst, 3rd Baronet, from 1824 to 1881, and then by his son Sir Frederick Hervey-Bathurst, 4th Baronet, until 1900. Around 1920, Sir Frederick Hervey-Bathurst, 5th Baronet, sold it to a Christie-Miller,[6] and the estate was bought by Marc Jonas and his wife in 2006.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The Clarendon Way". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Clarendon Palace (1002996)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ Dresser, Madge. Hann, Andrew. (2013). Slavery and the British country house. English Heritage. ISBN 978-1-84802-064-1. OCLC 796755629.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Historic England. "Clarendon House (1023949)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  6. ^ Batten, Roland (30 June 2006). "Young couple snap up Clarendon 'for £30m'". Salisbury Journal. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  7. ^ Chittenden, Maurice; Iredale, Will (5 November 2006). "City squires snap up farms". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 June 2014.

Coordinates: 51°03′20″N 1°43′22″W / 51.0555°N 1.7227°W / 51.0555; -1.7227